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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Monthly Participant Reports, as of December 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

38,489 419,468
Total number of participants in summer employment 4,357 367,280
Total number of INA participants2 169 1,326

Percentage in summer employment

11.3% 87.6%

Percentage male

45.6% 49.5%

Percentage female

53.6% 50.3%

Percentage Hispanic/Latino

26.1% 25.7%

Percentage American Indian or Alaska Native

2.3% 2.3%

Percentage Asian

2.5% 1.9%

Percentage Black or African-American

39.8% 43.8%

Percentage Hawaiian Native or Other Pacific Islander

0.8% 0.7%

Percentage White

40.4% 38.5%

Percentage in-school

51.3% 62.0%

Percentage out-of-school

48.2% 37.8%

Wagner-Peyser Reemployment Services
  Current Month Program to Date1

Total number of participants

632,073 6,482,162

Percentage receiving career guidance

54.1% 26.5%

Percentage receiving job search activities

26.4% 67.8%

Percentage referred to WIA services

3.7% 22.5%

National Emergency Grants3
  Current Month Program to Date1

Total number of participants

19,954 26,872

Percentage in training

50.8% 59.6%

Percentage receiving supportive services

29.1% 31.0%

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 Twenty One states reporting

Source: State Monthly reports, as of 01/31/11