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African Americans Served or Exited in Program Year (PY) 2015

With the close of PY 2015, ending in June 30, 2016; the workforce system served 5,155,770 African Americans. YouthBuild served the largest proportion of African Americans at 56.9% of 38,918; followed by the Youth Offender Initiative at 56.4% of 8,164; and Job Corps at 45.5% of 55,057. Following those programs, the Senior Community Service Employment program served 38% of 65,170; Reentry Employment Opportunities for Adults – Adults served 36.3% of 6,701 and the Workforce Investment Act Youth program served 34.4% of 94,925. The next range of programs that served proportions of African Americans in the 20% range include the Workforce Investment Act Adult program, serving 28.4% of 883,920; Wagner-Peyser Employment Service at 24.5% of 13,251,536; Unemployment Insurance at 22.7% of 6,388,807; H-1B Ready to Work Grants served 20.9% of 6,828; and the Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker program at 20.0% of 426,001. Following those programs, the Trade Adjustment Assistance program served 14.8% of 17,750; H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants served 10.6% of 18,294; Registered Apprenticeship served 10.1% of 202,817; H-1B Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants served 9.9% of 3,261; and the National Farmworker Jobs program served 7.6% of 11,477 participants.

African Americans Served or Exited in Program Year (PY) 2015
Program PY 2015
YouthBuild 56.9% of 38,918
Youthful Offender Initiative 56.4% of 8,164
Jobs Corps 45.5% of 55,057
Senior Community Service Employment Program 38.0% of 65,170
Reentry Employment Opportunities - Adult 36.3% of 6,701
Workforce Investment Act Youth* 34.4% of 94,925
Workforce Investment Act Adults* 28.4% of 883,920
Wagner-Peyser Employment Service*** 24.5% of 13,251,536
Unemployment Insurance 22.7% of 6,388,807
H-1B Ready to Work Grants 20.9% of 6,828
Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker* 20.0% of 426,001
Trade Adjustment Assistance 14.8% of 17,750
H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants 10.6% of 18,294
Registered Apprenticeship** 10.1% of 202,817
H-1B Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants 9.9% of 3,261
National Farmworker Jobs Program 7.6% of 11,477

* Number of Exiters from April 2015 to March 2016, by Selected Characteristics (Derived from PY 2015Q4 WIASRD Records).

** FY 2016 data on active apprentices for the programs managed by Federal Staff in the 25 Office of Apprenticeship (OA) states.

*** Labor Exchange Reporting System 9002 A PY 2015Q4.