Registered Apprenticeship National Results Fiscal Year 2020

10/01/2019 to 9/30/2020

FY20 hero data

*The COVID-19 pandemic's affect on the national economy resulted in a 12% decline in the number of new apprentices in FY 2020 compared to FY 2019.  Even with this decline, FY 2020 numbers are the third-highest ever for the Registered Apprenticeship program.

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 18 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 2020, more than 221,000 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system.
  • Nationwide, there were over 636,000 apprentices obtaining the skills they need to succeed while earning the wages they need to build financial security.
  • 82,000 apprentices graduated from the apprenticeship system in FY 2020.

Apprenticeship Sponsors and Trends

  • There were nearly 26,000 registered apprenticeship programs active across the nation.
  • 3,143 new apprenticeship programs were established nationwide in FY 2020, representing a 73% 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 18 of the 28 states/territories administered by State Apprenticeship Agencies (SAA), so it does not represent a complete national dataset.

National Apprenticeship Data

FY20 Active Apprentices Chart

FY20 New Apprentices Chart

FY20 Completers Chart

FY20 Active Programs Chart

FY20 New Programs Chart

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
2020 636,515 222,243 82,379 25,732 3,143

 

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 2020
Active Apprentices 51,645 58,652 69,870 62,404 73,748 87,675 95,452 95,770 95,001 89,301 98,435 109,878 122,767
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 93,678
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 29,089
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 63,737
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 17,271

State Apprenticeship Data

Active Apprentices

FY20 National Active Apprentices

New Apprentices

FY20 National New Apprentices

Graduates

FY20 National Completers

Active Programs

FY20 National Active Programs

New Programs

FY20 National New Programs

Fiscal Year 2020 State Totals

State Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers Active Programs New Programs
AK                          1,952                              681                      307                               318                        23
AL                          3,433                           1,257                      455                               129                        19
AR                          6,710                           2,284                      468                               134                          7
AZ                          4,872                           1,841                      479                               242                        78
CA                        96,579                        32,252                14,189                           1,179                      111
CO                          5,981                           2,521                      909                               202                        23
CT                          6,972                           1,559                      756                           1,759                        19
DC                          5,848                           1,564                      482                               197                      472
DE                          1,490                              672                      177                               375                        54
FL                        13,119                           4,226                   1,736                               249                        27
GA                          8,967                           2,451                      861                               153                        10
GU                             591                              263                        30                               122                          3
HI                          7,578                           1,546                      702                                 90                        10
IA                          7,710                           3,059                   1,562                               807                      138
ID                          1,545                              692                      319                               184                        25
IL                        16,783                           4,144                   2,361                               486                        47
IN                        17,679                           5,971                   2,317                           1,106                        52
KS                          1,960                              554                      167                               147                        14
KY                          4,039                           1,309                      641                               321                        27
LA                          3,606                              812                      338                                 68                          2
MA                        11,487                              922                   1,163                           1,714                        24
MD                          8,711                              990                      584                               214                        19
ME                             988                              465                        99                               114                        13
MI                        19,397                           5,834                   2,128                           1,085                        39
MN                        11,715                           2,288                   1,051                               197                          2
MO                        14,200                           7,373                   3,455                               485                        33
MS                          2,314                           1,585                      409                                 67                          2
MT                          2,002                              790                      268                               820                        69
NC                        12,004                           4,259                   1,013                               741                        86
ND                          1,074                              290                      147                               101                          5
NE                          3,859                           2,547                      909                               111                        17
NH                          2,957                           1,012                      469                               362                        45
NJ                          8,583                           1,712                      846                               936                      198
NM                          2,364                              837                      233                                 38                        22
NV                          6,048                           2,023                      711                                 92                          3
NY                        19,074                           2,744                   1,341                               942                        86
OH                        20,413                           6,902                   2,509                               587                        12
OK                          1,807                              599                      237                               116                        18
OR                        10,281                           3,038                   1,237                               158                        95
PA                        18,028                           3,861                   2,323                               859                        37
PR                             136                              126                         -                                     9                          5
RI                          2,373                              911                      337                               542                        46
SC                        20,715                           5,987                   2,079                           1,183                        93
SD                             608                              320                        92                               135                        20
TN                          6,814                           2,354                      868                               379                        36
TX                        20,122                           7,089                   2,271                               534                        79
UT                          4,172                           1,625                      621                               236                        20
VA                        11,091                           4,058                   1,504                           2,545                      287
VI                                -                                   -                           -                                     2                          2
VT                          1,919                              459                      257                               400                      387
WA                        17,398                           4,550                   2,226                               229                        41
WI                        11,735                           2,290                   1,198                           1,042                        67
WV                          4,612                           1,201                      456                               156                          9
WY                             455                              199                        53                                 82                        12

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 18 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.

Federal vs SAA states as of Dec 2020 

Federal Data by Fiscal Year

Item 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Active Apprentices 204,160 191,806 174,536 161,935 152,543 150,170 159,776 182,176 202,817 257,919 244,609 282,495 275,324
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 91,943
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 36,395
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 10,165
New Programs 1,145 1,072 940 801 898 590 612 686 636 983 1,075 1,020 1,038

 

Federal Workload Data: Apprentices by Gender for Fiscal Year 2020*

Gender Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers
Female 25,367 10,408 4,204
Male 249,957 81,535 32,191
Total 275,324 91,943 36,395


Federal Workload Data: Apprentices Race for Fiscal Year 2020*

Race Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers
Not Provided 13,973 619 3,948
American Indian or Alaska Native 6,052 1,518 782
Asian 4,351 1,541 713
Black or African American 26,767 10,661 3,567
Do not wish to answer 58,073 21,706 4,492
Multiple-Race Selected 1,952 858 146
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2,289 742 329
White 161,867 54,298 22,418
Total 275,324 91,943 36,395


Federal Workload Data: Apprentices by Ethnicity for Fiscal Year 2020*

Ethnicity Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers
Hispanic 69,537 24,126 7,278
Non-Hispanic 147,288 50,293 19,990
Not Provided 58,499 17,524 9,127
Total 275,324 91,943 36,395

 

Federal Workload Data: Key Data by Program Type** for Fiscal Year 2020*

Program Type Active Apprentices Active Programs Percent Active Apprentices Percent Active Programs
Employer Only (Non-Joint) 105,301 8,545 38% 84%
Joint Labor-Management 170,023 1,621 62% 16%

**Program Types:  Joint/Non-Joint and Group/Non-Group are short-hand terms used in the apprenticeship system to refer to various program types. “Joint” refers to programs that are run cooperatively by both an employer (or group of employers) and a labor organization.  “Group” refers to whether the program involves a consortia of organizations/employers or involves a single employer (non-group).  Almost all joint programs are also group programs (e.g. group joint program).


Federal Workload Data: Top 30 Occupations for Fiscal Year 2020*

Occupation Title Active Apprentices
Electrician 44,547
Carpenter 25,553
Construction Craft Laborer 16,464
Plumber 15,711
Truck Driver (Heavy) 12,490
Sheet Metal Worker 8,172
Pipe Fitter 7,189
Roofer 5,638
Structural Steel Worker/Ironworker 5,517
Line Maintainer 5,044
Millwright 4,855
Sprinkler Fitter 4,810
Operating Engineer 4,309
Drywall Applicator Specialist 3,610
Elevator Constructor 3,473
Cement Mason 3,033
Painter 2,869
Line Erector 2,497
Line Installer-Repairer 2,303
Heating & Air Conditioning Installer 2,267
Boilermaker 2,230
Protective Service Specialist 2,034
Nurse Assistant 1,994
GLAZIER(HY) 1,952
Drywall Applicator 1,805
Telecommunications Technician 1,794
Pharmacy Support Staff 1,667
Correction Officer 1,653
Maintenance Technician 1,643
Fitter 1,433

 

Federal Data: Apprenticeship Statistics by Industry for Fiscal Year 2020*

Industry Title Active Apprentices New Apprentices Completers Active Programs New Programs
Construction 188,452 57,644 20,749 4,793 466
Public Administration 18,959 7,214 3,839 635 31
Manufacturing 16,510 3,981 2,401 1,682 150
Transportation and Warehousing 13,020 6,691 2,659 145 18
Utilities 8,430 2,849 1,764 570 22
Health Care and Social Assistance 6,862 2,765 1,206 363 55
Educational Services 5,262 3,325 978 339 66
Retail Trade 3,598 1,596 616 368 42
Information 2,951 2102 387 105 10
Not Provided 2,724 551 516 367 16
Accommodation and Food Services 1,748 384 180 67 10
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,663 619 175 195 38
Wholesale Trade 1,382 538 100 96 11
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 1,250 725 300 141 31
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 1029 381 131 23 5
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 751 431 191 196 54
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 411 37 115 25 2
Finance and Insurance 188 94 75 31 5
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 69 11 9 13 2
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 64 4 4 11 3
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1 1 0 1 1
Grand Total 275,324 91,943 36,395 10,166                 1,038

 

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.