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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Monthly Participant Reports, as of August 2009

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 306,419 325,400
Total number of participants in summer employment 247,919 283,919
Percentage in summer employment 80.9% 87.3%
Percentage male 49.0% 49.4%
Percentage female 50.3% 50.4%
Percentage Hispanic/Latino 22.9% 23.4%
Percentage American Indian or Alaska Native 2.0% 2.0%
Percentage Asian 1.9% 1.9%
Percentage Black or African-American 44.6% 44.4%
Percentage Hawaiian Native or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.6%
Percentage White 39.0% 39.6%
Percentage in-school 64.2% 64.6%
Percentage out-of-school 34.5% 34.6%
Wagner-Peyser Reemployment Services
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 862,500 1,909,628
Percentage receiving career guidance 14.2% 19.2%
Percentage receiving job search activities 49.2% 60.8%
Percentage referred to WIA services 14.9% 23.4%
National Emergency Grants2
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 3,268 3,349
Percentage in training 42.9% 44.6%
Percentage receiving supportive services 18.8% 21.2%
1Count of all participants who were served since May 1, 2009

Source: State monthly reports as of  9/28/2009