Skip to content
  ETA Home   Recovery Act Resources>   Monthly Reports>    

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Monthly Participant Reports, as of August 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

68,691 409,521
Total number of participants in summer employment 34,352 361,284

Percentage in summer employment

50.0% 88.2%

Percentage male

47.9% 49.4%

Percentage female

51.5% 50.3%

Percentage Hispanic/Latino

23.4% 25.6%

Percentage American Indian or Alaska Native

2.0% 2.0%

Percentage Asian

2.4% 1.9%

Percentage Black or African-American

43.2% 44.0%

Percentage Hawaiian Native or Other Pacific Islander

0.5% 0.6%

Percentage White

39.4% 38.4%

Percentage in-school

55.6% 62.3%

Percentage out-of-school

44.0% 37.6%

Wagner-Peyser Reemployment Services
  Current Month Program to Date1

Total number of participants

725,408 5,445,203

Percentage receiving career guidance

54.6% 26.7%

Percentage receiving job search activities

28.0% 67.3%

Percentage referred to WIA services

4.1% 23.9%

National Emergency Grants3
  Current Month Program to Date1

Total number of participants

20,333 23,683

Percentage in training

48.7% 58.0%

Percentage receiving supportive services

27.2% 30.6%

1 Count of all participants who were served since May 1, 2009
3 Twelve states reporting

Source: State Monthly reports, as of 09/01/10