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State offers video tutorial for first-time unemployment applicants

TOPEKA – The Kansas Labor Department is offering online help for those applying for unemployment for the first time via the internet.

The 10 minute video is available on the department’s initial application page.

“We hope this tutorial takes some of the anxiety out of filing online," said Labor Secretary Jim Garner in a written statement. "It helps when you can listen to a real person walking you through the steps.”

The video, created by the department, takes an applicant through the entire process from creating a user name and a PIN number to calculating gross wages from their last employer.

If the video will not work, there is also written transcript of the video.