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Registered Apprenticeship National Results
Fiscal Year 2019 (10/01/2018 to 9/30/2019)

FY 2019 | FY 2018 | FY 2017 | FY 2016 | FY 2015 | FY 2014 | FY 2013 | FY 2012 | FY 2011

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The Registered Apprenticeship data displayed on this page is derived from several different sources with differing abilities to provide disaggregated data. The 25 federally-administered states and 16 federally-recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies (SAAs) use the Employment and Training Administration's Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Database System (RAPIDS) to provide individual apprentice and sponsor data. This subset of data is referred to as RAPIDS data and can be disaggregated to provide additional specificity. The federal subset of that data (25 states plus national programs) is known as the Federal Workload. The remaining federally recognized SAAs and the U.S. Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) provide limited aggregate data on a quarterly basis that is then combined with RAPIDS data to provide a national data set on high-level metrics (apprentices and programs) but cannot generally be broken out in greater detail beyond the data provided here.

Apprentices and Participation Trends
  • In FY 2019, more than 252,000 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system.
  • Nationwide, there were over 633,000 apprentices obtaining the skills they need to succeed while earning the wages they need to build financial security.
  • 81,000 apprentices graduated from the apprenticeship system in FY 2019.
Apprenticeship Sponsors and Trends
  • There were nearly 25,000 registered apprenticeship programs active across the nation.
  • 3,133 new apprenticeship programs were established nationwide in FY 2019, representing a 128% growth from 2009 levels.
Apprenticeship Data Files

A copy of the Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor Information Database (RAPIDS) is available for the public to download and use in research. The database extract includes tables on all apprentices, programs, and occupations in the system dating back to 2000. All personally identifiable information has been removed from the apprentice table. RAPIDS captures individual record data for the 25 states administered by the Office of Apprenticeship and 14 of the 28 states/territories administered by State Apprenticeship Agencies (SAA), so it does not represent a complete national dataset.

National Apprenticeship Data
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National Registered Apprenticeship Results

Fiscal Year Active Apprentices New Apprentices Total Completers Active Programs New Programs

2008

442,386

132,782

51,386

24,285

1,525

2009

420,140

110,707

50,493

26,622

1,456

2010

387,720

109,989

51,212

25,961

1,807

2011

357,692

130,391

55,178

24,967

1,409

2012

362,123

147,487

59,783

21,279

1,750

2013

375,425

164,746

52,542

19,431

1,540

2014

410,375

170,544

44,417

19,260

1,623

2015

447,929

197,535

52,717

20,910

1,898

2016

505,371

206,020

49,354

21,339

1,701

2017

533,607

191,563

64,021

22,488

2,369

2018

585,026

238,549

71,789

23,441

3,229

2019

633,476

252,271

81,552

24,778

3,133

United Service Military Apprenticeship Program Data

The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is a formal military training program that provides active duty Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps service members the opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor provides the nationally-recognized Certificate of Completion upon program completion.

United Services Military Apprenticeship Program Data by Fiscal Year

Item 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Active Apprentices

51,645

58,652

69,870

62,404

73,748

87,675

95,452

95,770

95,001

89,301

98,435

109,878

Active Male

44,536

50,133

58,960

51,459

60,671

70,690

76,345

76,173

75,009

69,868

75,580

84,106

Active Female

7,109

8,519

10,910

10,945

13,077

16,985

19,107

19,597

19,992

19,433

22,855

25,772

New Apprentices

20,200

23,650

30,323

36,831

43,155

51,001

54,430

55,445

54,756

48,715

59,379

62,309

Total Completers

2,820

3,439

4,918

5,185

6,700

8,194

9,834

11,511

11,104

12,063

12,125

13,707

State Apprenticeship Data

Active Apprentices

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New Apprentices

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Graduates

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Active Programs

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New Programs

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Fiscal Year 2019 State Totals

State Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers Active Programs New Programs

AK

2,080

869

290

317

38

AL

4,452

1,917

465

145

12

AR

6,462

2,569

418

131

15

AZ

4,997

2,774

456

226

74

CA

94,761

36,667

12,667

1,094

136

CO

6,482

3,040

884

194

15

CT

5,897

2,633

688

1,590

-

DC

9,996

1,806

454

302

375

DE

1,554

669

184

393

55

FL

12,991

4,381

1,769

245

33

GA

8,585

3,029

808

152

9

GU

495

226

32

120

5

HI

7,683

1,916

714

81

8

IA

7,825

3,424

1,751

799

93

ID

2,411

894

346

174

42

IL

17,183

5,590

2,254

465

23

IN

17,605

7,982

2,908

1,085

70

KS

2,183

774

91

296

81

KY

3,967

1,739

590

304

46

LA

3,662

1,173

510

82

3

MA

12,023

2,927

1,415

1,685

145

MD

8,887

1,907

724

201

19

ME

827

410

45

118

21

MI

21,075

6,335

2,089

1,096

89

MN

12,365

4,123

1,625

210

3

MO

15,414

10,788

3,883

486

65

MS

2,610

1,705

286

84

4

MT

2,088

839

246

803

93

NC

10,804

7,008

1,365

692

67

ND

1,110

428

175

100

5

NE

4,720

3,897

811

130

22

NH

2,930

1,296

425

330

35

NJ

8,171

2,087

1,087

983

162

NM

2,462

902

197

81

18

NV

5,963

2,660

563

94

-

NY

18,856

3,520

2,866

880

121

OH

20,869

7,934

2,363

960

19

OK

1,774

681

228

112

7

OR

10,436

4,597

1,822

299

12

PA

18,174

4,519

2,130

833

23

PR

12

8

-

7

3

RI

2,236

937

333

569

56

SC

22,186

7,642

2,690

968

60

SD

598

366

87

107

13

TN

5,713

1,978

698

301

18

TX

20,627

8,460

1,966

389

63

UT

3,998

1,598

609

198

13

VA

12,259

3,391

1,785

1,961

274

VT

2,015

795

304

358

391

WA

18,442

7,178

2,032

204

14

WI

11,682

3,067

1,327

1,029

125

WV

4,369

1,204

1,034

166

15

WY

455

223

60

78

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DATA NOTE: The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship uses a combination of individual records and aggregate state reports to calculate national totals as depicted on this webpage. The Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Management Data System (RAPIDS) captures individual record data from 25 states administered by the Office of Apprenticeship and 14 of the 28 states/territories administered by a State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA). For SAA states that manage their data outside of RAPIDS, information is provided in the aggregate to the U.S. Department of Labor quarterly.


Federal Apprenticeship Data

The Federal data below is a summary of the data managed by U.S. Department of Labor staff in the 25 states administered by the Office of Apprenticeship and federally administered programs in SAA states.

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Federal Data by Fiscal Year

Item 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Active Apprentices 204,160 191,806 174,536 161,935 152,543 150,170 159,776 182,176 202,817 257,919 244,609 282,495
New Apprentices 83,017 64,690 53,233 57,809 62,167 67,195 69,487 89,210 91,777 106,117 112,365 120,102
Program Completers 37,466 29,054 29,393 29,957 29,284 26,141 22,380 23,578 24,965 27,749 33,741 38,963
Active Programs 12,146 11,915 11,404 10,223 10,166 9,539 8,828 8,606 8,610 9,117 9,227 9,946
New Programs 1,145 1,072 940 801 898 590 612 686 636 983 1,075 1,020

Federal Workload Data: Apprentices by Gender for Fiscal Year 2019*

Gender Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers

Female

25,645

14,348

4,273

Male

256,850

105,754

34,690

Total

282,495

120,102

38,963

Federal Workload Data: Apprentices Race for Fiscal Year 2019*

Race Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers

Not Provided

21,669

751

5,265

American Indian or Alaska Native

6,641

1,885

792

Asian

4,312

1,842

793

Black or African American

29,542

16,519

3,999

Do not wish to answer

51,334

28,924

5,208

Multiple-Race Selected

1,736

1,165

95

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

2,357

899

266

White

164,904

68,117

22,545

Total

282,495

120,102

38,963

Federal Workload Data: Apprentices by Ethnicity for Fiscal Year 2019*

Gender Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers

Hispanic

66,568

27,989

7,176

Non-Hispanic

150,324

66,028

20,028

Not Provided

65,603

26,085

11,759

Total

282,495

120,102

38,963

Federal Workload Data: Top 30 Occupations for Fiscal Year 2019*

Occupation Title

Active Apprentices

Electrician

47,483

Carpenter

25,683

Construction Craft Laborer

16,669

Truck Driver (Heavy)

15,733

Plumber

15,697

Pipe Fitter

12,951

Sheet Metal Worker

8,433

Line Maintainer

7,523

Roofer

5,551

Structural Steel Worker

5,498

Millwright

5,075

Drywall Applicator Specialist

4,737

Operating Engineer

4,416

Elevator Constructor

3,941

Painter

3,123

Cement Mason

2,701

Line Erector

2,636

Nurse Assistant

2,378

Heating and Air Conditioning Installer

2,366

Boilermaker

2,233

Protective Service Specialist

2,034

Glazier

1,870

Telecommunications Technician

1,809

Correction Officer

1,730

Fitter

1,651

Sprinkler Fitter

4,334

Maintenance Technician (Municipal)

1,535

Pharmacy Support Staff

1,563

Restaurant Manager

1,311

Bricklayer

1,295

Federal Data: Apprenticeship Statistics by Industry for Fiscal Year 2019*

Industry Title Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers Active Programs New Programs

Construction

191,426

72,367

21,342

4,480

355

Public Administration

19,300

10,219

6,399

434

29

Manufacturing

17,334

5,174

3,008

1,454

116

Transportation and Warehousing

16,162

12,165

2,155

117

12

Utilities

8,729

3,636

1,615

556

12

Health Care and Social Assistance

6,958

4,278

1,047

296

43

Educational Services

5,758

3,984

702

229

37

Retail Trade

3,172

1,488

787

283

9

Not Provided

3,133

831

561

364

1

Information

2,250

1,479

220

72

4

Accommodation and Food Services

1,831

1,214

212

46

9

Other Services (except Public Administration)

1,470

654

236

125

19

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

1,315

900

212

95

19

Wholesale Trade

1,117

473

86

64

9

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

932

295

130

17

1

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

735

492

114

116

20

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

520

265

79

20

2

Finance and Insurance

206

127

49

19

0

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

82

45

2

9

0

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

65

16

7

6

0

Total

282,495

120,102

38,963

8,802

697

Data Definitions

New Apprentices: Apprentices registered during the period (the start date, not the registration date is used).

New Programs: Programs registered during the period.

Active Apprentices: Includes registered, suspended, and reinstated apprentices.

Active Programs: Includes registered, suspended, and reinstated programs.

Active Apprentices/Programs: Active count at the end of a period (active at beginning of period plus new during period minus completed/cancelled during period).

Completers or Graduates: Apprentices that have completed their training during the period.

* Federal Workload data covers the 25 states administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship and national registered apprenticeship programs.