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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Monthly Participant Reports, as of October 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 164,103 355,497
Total number of participants in summer employment 105,135 314,732
Total number of INA participants2 510 2,521
Percentage in summer employment 64.6% 88.3%
Percentage male 47.7% 49.4%
Percentage female 51.5% 50.2%
Percentage Hispanic/Latino 20.7% 24.5%
Percentage American Indian or Alaska Native 1.8% 2.0%
Percentage Asian 1.3% 1.8%
Percentage Black or African-American 50.8% 44.6%
Percentage Hawaiian Native or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.6%
Percentage White 33.3% 38.6%
Percentage in-school 57.6% 63.6%
Percentage out-of-school 40.1% 37.1%
Wagner-Peyser Reemployment Services3
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 721,917 2,347,746
Percentage receiving career guidance 17.9% 23.4%
Percentage receiving job search activities 51.5% 62.9%
Percentage referred to WIA services 16.0% 25.2%
National Emergency Grants4
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 4,873 5,179
Percentage in training 45.0% 54.5%
Percentage receiving supportive services  32.0% 34.0%
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, as of 11/30/09