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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009


Monthly Participant Reports, as of February 2010

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided funding for the workforce investment system to offer training and employment services to workers who are facing unprecedented challenges to retool their skills and establish themselves in viable career pathways.

Due to the nature of the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker and Wagner-Peyser Employment Service formula-funded programs, the Department of Labor has not yet isolated the number of participants in each of these programs that are attributable to Recovery Act funds.

On a monthly basis, states report on the number of participants served under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs, National Emergency Grants (NEGs), and the Wagner-Peyser Employment Service program.

WIA Youth Recovery Act-funded activities
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 60,567 372,898
Total number of participants in summer employment* 9,768 328,150
Total number of INA participants2 749 3,227
 
Percentage in summer employment 16.1% 88.0%
Percentage male 45.4% 48.6%
Percentage female 53.0% 50.1%
Percentage Hispanic/Latino 27.4% 25.0%
Percentage American Indian or Alaska Native 2.2% 2.0%
Percentage Asian 1.7% 1.8%
Percentage Black or African-American 39.3% 43.9%
Percentage Hawaiian Native or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.6%
Percentage White 40.1% 38.2%
Percentage in-school 47.0% 62.5%
Percentage out-of-school 52.0% 37.0%

Wagner-Peyser Reemployment Services
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 694,460 3,629,052
Percentage receiving career guidance 18.7% 24.5%
Percentage receiving job search activities 54.7% 67.7%
Percentage referred to WIA services 16.5% 23.2%

National Emergency Grants3
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 11,455 12,279
Percentage in training 55.9% 62.8%
Percentage receiving supportive services  33.4% 36.6%

1 Count of all participants who were served since May 1, 2009
2 Source: Indian and Native American (INA) Monthly Youth Report; all percentages are calculated to include INA Youth
3 Twelve states reporting

*Increases in the Program-to-Date and Current Month counts of Youth Participants in Summer Employment are due to state adjustments for prior months.

Source: State Monthly Reports, as of 3/31/10