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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Monthly Participant Reports, as of March 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 55,977 375,607
Total number of participants in summer employment2 8,056 3,24,196
Total number of INA participants3 850 4,026
Percentage in summer employment 14.4% 86.3%
Percentage male 45.3% 48.7%
Percentage female 52.4% 49.9%
Percentage Hispanic / Latino 27.5% 25.2%
Percentage American Indian or Alaska Native 2.3% 2.0%
Percentage Asian 1.8% 1.8%
Percentage Black or African-American 38.3% 43.8%
Percentage Hawaiian Native or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.6%
Percentage White 41.1% 38.0%
Percentage in-school 47.4% 62.4%
Percentage out-of-school 51.0% 36.8%

Wagner-Peyser Reemployment Services
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 762,558 3,865,415
Percentage receiving career guidance 20.2% 25.6%
Percentage receiving job search activities 56.4% 66.2%
Percentage referred to WIA services 17.5% 24.0%

National Emergency Grants4
  Current Month Program to Date1
Total number of participants 12,454 13,454
Percentage in training 55.3% 62.2%
Percentage receiving supportive services  33.0% 35.8%

1 Count of all participants who were served since May 1, 2009
2 Number Placed in Summer Employment - revised for California based upon correspondence with Federal Region 6
3 Source: Indian and Native American (INA) Monthly Youth Report; all percentages are calculated to include INA Youth.
4 Twelve states reporting.

Source: State Monthly Reports, as of 4/30/10