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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Monthly Participant Reports, as of September 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 252,038 347,782
Total number of participants in summer employment 186,727 306,466
Total number of INA participants2 1,007 2,392
Percentage in summer employment 74.1% 88.1%
Percentage male 48.4% 49.0%
Percentage female 50.0% 50.1%
Percentage Hispanic/Latino 22.7% 24.0%
Percentage American Indian or Alaska Native 2.1% 2.0%
Percentage Asian 1.5% 1.8%
Percentage Black or African-American 46.3% 44.4%
Percentage Hawaiian Native or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.6%
Percentage White 37.6% 38.5%
Percentage in-school 60.9% 63.5%
Percentage out-of-school 37.0% 35.0%
Wagner-Peyser Reemployment Services3
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 709,721 1,994,918
Percentage receiving career guidance 17.1% 22.9%
Percentage receiving job search activities 48.7% 60.4%
Percentage referred to WIA services 17.0% 26.7%
National Emergency Grants4
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 4,154 4,265
Percentage in training 46.4% 54.0%
Percentage receiving supportive services  31.0% 32.6%
1 Count of all participants who were served since May 1, 2009
2 Count included in totals and percentages
3 Virginia is not included due to technical reporting issues
4 Seven states reporting
Source: State Monthly reports and Indian and Native American (INA) Grantee Report, as of 10/29/09