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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Monthly Participant Reports, as of October 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

47,475 396,690
Total number of participants in summer employment 8,704 349,057
Total number of INA participants2 485 1,418

Percentage in summer employment

18.3% 88.0%

Percentage male

46.2% 49.3%

Percentage female

53.6% 50.6%

Percentage Hispanic/Latino

25.1% 26.6%

Percentage American Indian or Alaska Native

3.0% 2.3%

Percentage Asian

2.2% 1.9%

Percentage Black or African-American

43.7% 44.4%

Percentage Hawaiian Native or Other Pacific Islander

0.5% 0.6%

Percentage White

38.9% 37.4%

Percentage in-school

53.2% 62.3%

Percentage out-of-school

46.1% 37.5%

Wagner-Peyser Reemployment Services
  Current Month Program to Date1

Total number of participants

663,325 5,983,932

Percentage receiving career guidance

53.8% 26.1%

Percentage receiving job search activities

28.6% 65.6%

Percentage referred to WIA services

3.9% 22.6%

National Emergency Grants3
  Current Month Program to Date1

Total number of participants

21,504 26,380

Percentage in training

48.0% 57.6%

Percentage receiving supportive services

28.4% 31.3%

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

Source: State Monthly reports, as of 12/01/10