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  • December 31, 2010: ETA programs served 39.1 Million people in the quarter ending December 31, 2010.

  • September 30, 2010: ETA programs served 39.9 Million people in the quarter ending September 30, 2010:

  • June 10, 2010: The O*NET Websites received nearly 4.2 million visits during October to December 2009, an increase of 46 percent from the same time period one year ago.

  • May 5, 2010: ETA programs served almost 37 million people in the four quarters ending on September 30, 2009.

  • March 31, 2010: ETA programs served 39.5 million people.

  • March 26, 2010: The O*NET Web sites received over 3 million visits during the April-June 2009 quarter, an increase of 25 percent over the same quarter the previous year.

  • November 18, 2009: ETA programs served almost 34 million people in the four quarters ending June 30, 2009. This is a 70% increase over the same four quarter period ending June 30, 2008.

  • October 2, 2009: ETA programs served over 30 million people in the four quarters ending March 31, 2009. This is a 60% increase over the same four quarter period ending March 31, 2008.

  • July 22, 2009: Dislocated Workers rose by 25 percent (or 69,281 more participants) in the Quarter ending 3/31/2009 when compared to the quartering ending 12/31/2008

  • June 1, 2009: The Total Adult participants served in the Workforce System rose by 22% in the quarter ending March 31, 2009, when compared to the quarter ending December 31, 2008.

  • May 27, 2009: Over 15,000,000 individuals received Wagner-Peyser services over the 12 month period ending on September 30, 2008.

  • February 27, 2008:The Indian and Native American Retention Rate is up 7 percentage points on September 30, 2008, when compared to the same time period last year.

  • February 5, 2008: 318,965 Active Apprentices were receiving training as of June 30, 2008, which is an increase of more than 35 percent from the period one year ago.

  • December 31, 2008: The Prisoner Re-entry Initiative has a recidivism rate of 15 percent from program inception to date which is well below the preliminary national goal of 22 percent.  

  • November 12, 2008: In the period ending March 31, 2008, the Senior Community Service Employment Program’s Employment Retention Rate increased by almost ten points when compared to the previous quarter.

  • June 19, 2008: In the quarter ending March, 2008, America’s Career InfoNET delivered over 44 million page views to its customers which is an 82 percent increase over the same period one year ago.

  • June 16, 2008: As of December 31, 2007, the WIA Youth Program “rate of attainment of a degree or certificate” increased from 49 percent in the previous quarter to 51 percent in the current quarter, which exceeds the PY 2007 target of 45 percent and the cumulative four quarter average of 48 percent.

  • May 13, 2008: The National Farmworker Jobs Program entered employment rate rose from 64 percent in the quarter ending 9/30/06 to 76 percent in the quarter ending 9/30/07, an increase of almost one fifth in the percentage of exiters who found jobs.

  • March 14, 2008: In the quarter ending June 30, 2007, The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) retention rate jumped eight percent from 57 percent to 66 percent from the previous year.

  • February 1, 2008: The Entered Employment Rate for the Indian and Native American program increased to 60 percent for the year ending 9/30/07 which was up three percent compared to the previous program year.

  • January 29, 2008: Permanent Foreign Labor Certification applications processed within six months rose from 72% in the first quarter to 76% in the third quarter, exceeding the performance goal.

  • November 28, 2007: The Apprenticeship Program exceeded its FY 2006 goal for the “Employment Retention Rate” by four percentage points to 82%.

  • September 28, 2007: The entered employment rate for the Native American Program increased to 60 percent this year, up three percent when compared to the previous year.

  • October 29, 2007: The post participation average earnings outcome for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program exceeded the goal by more than 16 percent.
  • October 12, 2007: The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program exceeded its post participation average earnings outcome goal by more than 16 percent in the quarter ending June 30, 2007.

  • September 10, 2007: In the quarter ending 3/31/07, The Employment Retention Rate of 64 percent is 14 percentage points higher than the same period one year ago for the Senior community Service Employment Program.

  • September 05, 2007: In the third quarter of PY06, The Wagner-Peyser-Employment Services program reported the “Average Earnings Measureâ€� at $11,576, which is an increase of roughly $1,300 over their first quarter of PY06.

  • September 05, 2007: Over 76,000 workers have already completed their training under the High Growth Job Training Initiative which invests in national models and demonstrations of solutions in each of 14 targeted high growth industries.

  • August 20, 2007: The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) achieved an Employment Retention Rate of 64 percent in the third quarter of PY06 which is a substantial increase of 14 percentage points from one year ago.

  • August 07, 2007: The hourly wage gain in the Apprenticeship Program of $1.32 (from $12.16 to $13.48) is almost five percent greater than the FY 2005 wage gain of $1.26 (from $11.92 to $13.18) for the quarter ending 9/30/06
  • July 31, 2007: The Indian and Native American program recorded its highest performance levels in at least two decades in PY 2005. 7,143, or 57 percent of all exiters, received a placement in unsubsidized employment, which is 3.5 percentage points higher than last year’s rate.

  • July 25, 2007: In the period March 25, 2005, to September 30, 2006, a total of 140,465 Foreign Labor applications were received and a total of 122,900 processed. Of these, over 85,000 were certified and about 34,000 denied. The five states where the largest number of certification applications were submitted for this period are California, New York, Florida, Texas, and New Jersey.

  • July 11, 2007: Approximately 3.5 million of the 14 million participants in ETA’s Adult Programs were self-service participants during the 12 month period ending September 30, 2006.

  • May 18, 2007: The Trade Adjustment Assistance program exceeded its Employment Retention Rate goal by five percentage points and exceeded its Entered Employment Rate goal by one percentage point for the quarter ending June 30, 2006.

  • April 25, 2007: Career Voyages, a website designed to provide information on high growth, in-demand occupations, along with skills and education needed to attain jobs, received 376,000 visits during the April-June, 2006 quarter and delivered 2.5 million page views to its customers during this period, a 14 percent increase in page views over the previous quarter.

  • March 27, 2007: 7,035 youth or 40.6% of those 18-24 years old in the Youth Offender Projects as of June 30, 2006, were placed in unsubsidized employment, long-term occupational skills training, and postsecondary education.

  • March 15, 2007: In the quarter ending June 30, 2006, the WIA Dislocated Worker Program employment retention rate increased three percentage points to 87.7% over the previous quarter. This was an increase of 3,996 people who stayed on the job.

  • February 22, 2007: More than 70,000 individuals will be served through projects in 14 targeted high growth industries by 132 investments totaling $261,264,535 under the High Growth Job Training Initiative.

  • February 12, 2007: As of June 30, 2006, Individuals in the WIA Adult Program who found employment and those who retained employment increased to 76.3 percent and 82.3 percent respectively, up from 75.9 percent and 81.5 percent in the prior quarter.

  • January 31, 2007: America’s Service Locator received over 407,000 visits and delivered 7 million page views to its customers during the recent quarter of April-June, 2006.

  • January 19, 2007: 60,000 workers are expected to be trained in high growth, high demand industries through $125M in the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grants to 70 Community Colleges in 40 states.

  • January 10, 2007: For the quarter ending June 30, 2006, the Trade Adjustment Assistance program exceeded its Employment Retention Rate goal by five percentage points. The program served 51,898 people in the last four quarters.

  • December 27, 2006: The WIA Dislocated Worker Program boasted an Entered Employment Rate of 83.2 percent for the quarter ending June 30, 2006, which is an increase of approximately three percentage points from the prior quarter.

  • December 11, 2006: The Federal Apprenticeship Program increased the number of newly registered apprentices in the third quarter of FY 2006 by 24,000.

  • November 27, 2006: 83 students who were underemployed, foreign-educated physicians living in the United States and not practicing medicine received funding to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing through a High Growth Job Training Initiative Grant to Florida International University.

  • November 21, 2006: Only 8.2% of the Youth Offenders in the Responsible Reintegration of Youth Offenders Project were re-arrested after entering the project as of the quarter ending June 30, 2006. The results vary by state as does the goal which is 20% below the recidivism rate for each state.

  • November 2, 2006: The Earnings Change result for exiters of the Dislocated Worker Program more than doubled from $168 for the quarter ending March 31, 2006 to $461 for the quarter ending June 30, 2006.

  • October 13, 2006: The Career Voyages website received 376,000 visits during the April-June quarter and delivered 2.5 million page views to its customers during this period, a 14 percent increase in page views over the previous quarter. Career Voyages provides information on high growth, in-demand occupations, along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs and is the result of collaboration between the Department of Labor and the Department of Education.

  • October 12, 2006: 61,570 telephone calls on the ETA Toll Free Help Line (1-877-US2-JOBS) were answered on workforce issues and over 33,500 questions concerning Unemployment Insurance issues were answered for the quarter ending March 31, 2006.

  • August 23, 2006: 1500 new workers will be trained for oil and gas industry jobs through a $2.4M grant to the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Training Program in Wyoming.

  • August 15, 2006: 3,600 workers will receive training in multiple energy industry sectors through a $2.7M grant to the Southeast Applied Technology College Energy Training Center at the College of Eastern Utah.

  • August 10, 2006: America's Career InfoNet received 2.2 million visits during the January-March 2006 quarter and delivered 16.7 million page views to its customers during this period, a 26 percent increase in visits and a 16 percent increase in page views over the previous quarter.

  • August 01, 2006: Over 422,000 people are registered apprentices, of which 74 percent are in the construction trades.

  • June 29, 2006: 62, 240 Older Youth received services in the Workforce Investment Act Youth Program in the second Quarter of PY05 which is a 14% increase over last year in this same period.
  • May 15, 2006: Over 8,100 workers are expected to receive training for careers in the energy industry as a part of nearly $27 million investment in Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginina and Wyoming.

  • April 28, 2006: On November 30, 2005, ETA announced the Pathways to Construction Employment Initiative: Linking Workers with Construction Career Opportunities. This initiative provided $9,998,800 to Louisiana and Mississippi to promote the economic recovery of these states in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

  • April 6, 2006: The Indian and Native American Adult Program provided Training and Supportive Services to 6,689 participants or 36% of the total participants served in PY2004.

  • March 13, 2006: High Growth Industry apprenticeship programs have increased from 266 to 541 From FY 2002 to FY 2005 and the number of apprentices has increased from 6,309 to 8,130 in that same time period.

  • March 8, 2006: During the first quarter of Program Year 2005, ETA awarded 10 new NEGs totaling $59,567,195 to serve approximately 91,451 dislocated workers.

  • February 8, 2005: The Trade Act Assistance Program improved participant outcomes for FY 2005 over FY 2004 in the following three categories: Entered Employment, 63% to 70%; Employment Retention, 89% to 91%; and Wage Replacement, 74% to 76%.

  • February 6, 2006: Over 1400 employers were contacted by ETA to help connect them to jobseekers in the hurricane-impacted areas.

  • January 30, 2006: 17,000 older youth increased their six-month earnings as of June 30, 2005, by an average of $3,500 which is an increase of 9% over a year ago.

  • January 12, 2006: From April 1 through June 2005, new Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims declined by 87,455 people or 9.5% and the number of first UI payments declined by 9% or 53,386 people.

  • December 20, 2005:  Over 5,000 workers have been placed in real jobs since May 2003 because of a public-private partnership between Manpower Inc. and the public workforce system. Learn more about it here.

  • December 02, 2005: Individuals who completed the WIA Adult program earned $3,723 more in a 6 month period, compared to their previous earnings, for the quarter ending June 30, 2005. This was a 10 percent increase compared to the earnings change for the quarter ending June 30, 2004.

  • November 23, 2005: The average hourly wages of production workers has increased steadily from $11.47 in January 1995 to $16.07 in June 2005.

  • November 18, 2005: The number of individuals in the H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants program who completed training increased by 31 percent between the quarter ending June 30, 2004, and the one ending June 30, 2005, and the total in training rose 65 percent in the same period.

  • November 03, 2005: 408,655 people visited the combined O*NET Websites in May--this was the highest number ever for one month.

  • October 25, 2005: As of June 30, 2005, Adults in the WIA program exceeded the earnings change target by more than $400, a 14 percent increase (from $3,260 to $3,723) over the past twelve months.

  • October 18, 2005: Customers of the WIA Adult program experienced an improvement in earnings of $3,723 for the quarter ending June 30, 2005. This was an increase of 10 percent over the result for the quarter ending June 30, 2004.

  • October 7, 2005: For the quarter ending June 30, 2005, 91 percent of the persons helped by the TAA program retained the jobs they found, an improvement of two percentage points over the same quarter a year ago.

  • September 21, 2005: As of March, 2005, ETA has invested $165M in 88 High Growth Job Training Initiative pilot and demonstration grant projects in 11 industry areas including aerospace, biotechnology, geospatial technology and energy.

  • August 23, 2005: GeoSpatial Specialist is one of seven new competency-based occupations in the Apprenticeship Program.

  • August 15, 2005: Participants in the WIA Adult program saw increased earnings of 12% (from $3,168 to $3,555) when compared to the same period a year ago.

  • August 2, 2005: As of March 31, 2005, individuals in the WIA Adult program had an average earnings increase of 12% when compared with the same period last year.

  • July 21, 2005: National business partners have hired more than 20,000 individuals from the public workforce system as of March 31, 2005.

  • July 8, 2005: Between the quarter ending March 31, 2004, and the quarter ending March 31, 2005, the number of new initial unemployment compensation claims declined 10.5% or slightly over 100,000 people.

  • June 8, 2005: In the quarter ending March 31, 2005, 82% of Workers found employment after completing a WIA Dislocated Worker Program compared to 80% in the same quarter one year ago.

  • May 13, 2005: In September, 2004, ETA announced investments of nearly $6.4 million to begin to address the workforce challenges identified by the geospatial technology industry.

  • May 4, 2005: 14,380 people who lost their jobs will receive reemployment assistance through 24 National Emergency Grants that ETA awarded to states between October 1 and December 31, 2004.

  • April 19, 2005: Unemployment benefit payments totaled $40.8 billion in fiscal year 2004, down from $53.3 billion in fiscal year 2003.

  • April 1, 2005: The number of visits to the O*NET Websites in the first quarter of PY04 increased an average of 14,000 visits over the previous quarter with a high in September of 282,000.

  • March 22, 2005: As of September 30, 2004, the 'Partnerships for Jobs Initiative' has brokered the connection of the public workforce system to twenty-four national business partners who have hired approximately 18,000 individuals.

  • March 4, 2005: The percentage of dislocated workers who found new jobs increased from 78% to 81% in the quarters ending September 30, 2003 to September 2004. Similarly, the percentage of dislocated workers who were employed 6 months after leaving the program rose 2 percent in the same time period.

  • February 16, 2005: The number of individuals who completed training using H-1B Technical Skills training grants increased 47%, from 42,072 to 61,678, between September 30, 2003 and September 30, 2004.

  • February 3, 2005: In the first quarter of Program Year 2004, ETA invested $37.3 million in new national models and demonstrations to address workforce challenges in high growth industries.

  • January 27, 2005: The number of job postings to America's Job Bank increased by 15.2% for the quarter ending September 30, 2004 compared to the same period one year ago. New employer registrations also increased in that same period by 10.6%.

  • January 12, 2005: 2,947,796 job openings were listed with the State Workforce Agencies and on America's Job Bank for the quarter ending September 30, 2004.

  • December 21, 2004: Over 139,000 persons entered the Registered Apprenticeship System in fiscal year 2004.

  • December 6, 2004: For the quarter ending 6/30/04, average earnings change for WIA Older Youth participants was $3,218, an increase of 9% over the result for the quarter ending 6/30/03 ($2,941).

  • November 18, 2004: Between June, 2003 and June, 2004, the employment rate rose from 87% to 90% for Job Corps participants.

  • November 1, 2004: Visits to the CareerOneStop offices increased by 29.6% in PY2003 compared to PY 2002.

  • October 11, 2004: Employers and jobseekers can access 1,984 One-Stop Centers across America.

  • October 4, 2004: Over 20 million people were served in the past four quarters by DOL-ETA programs.

  • September 27, 2004: From June 2003 to June 2004, new Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims declined by 18% and the number of first UI payments declined by 19%.

  • September 20, 2004: During Program Year 2003, 77,962 dislocated workers were served through157 National Emergency Grants.