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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Monthly Participant Reports, as of November 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 108,854 359,083
Total number of participants in summer employment 40,779 317,584
Total number of INA participants2 833 3,763
Percentage in summer employment 37.5% 88.4%
Percentage male 46.9% 48.8%
Percentage female 51.8% 50.0%
Percentage Hispanic/Latino 23.3% 24.2%
Percentage American Indian or Alaska Native 2.0% 2.0%
Percentage Asian 1.2% 1.8%
Percentage Black or African-American 47.1% 44.3%
Percentage Hawaiian Native or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.6%
Percentage White 34.7% 38.0%
Percentage in-school 51.6% 62.6%
Percentage out-of-school 46.4% 35.6%
Wagner-Peyser Reemployment Services3
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 677,581 2,642,801
Percentage receiving career guidance 18.7% 23.0%
Percentage receiving job search activities 53.5% 65.0%
Percentage referred to WIA services 17.4% 25.4%
National Emergency Grants4
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 5,625 5,893
Percentage in training 42.5% 55.3%
Percentage receiving supportive services  32.1% 35.8%
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 Eleven states reporting
Source: State Monthly Reports, as of 12/31/09