April 11, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 211,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 221,000 to 222,000. The 4-week moving average was 214,250, a decrease of 250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 214,250 to 214,500.

April 10, 2024

US Department of Labor announces $19M in grants available to improve job opportunities for older low-income adult workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of about $19 million in grants for current national recipients in the Senior Community Service Employment Program to apply for additional funding in a demonstration of sector-based training for older workers. 

April 10, 2024

US Department of Labor awards $65M in Strengthening Community Colleges grants to expand access to training, skill development for in-demand industries

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $65 million in grants to 16 colleges in 14 states to expand their capacity to provide training to meet the skill development needs of employers and help students obtain good jobs.

April 8, 2024

US Department of Labor awards Pennsylvania $2.9M in funding to support employment, training services in communities affected by opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $2.9 million in grant funding to Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry to assist people affected by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction and overdose.

April 5, 2024

Biden-Harris administration makes initial award of $3.5 million to Maryland to support temporary clean-up, recovery jobs following Key Bridge tragedy

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris administration today announced an initial award of $3.5 million in emergency dislocated worker grant funding to the state of Maryland to support cleanup and recovery activities after a container ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge’s support pylons on March 26, 2024, causing the bridge to collapse.

Workers whose jobs were impacted, due to no fault of their own, will have access to new training and may have their wages subsidized if they are engaged in post-disaster employment activities. 

April 4, 2024

US Department of Labor announces $49.2M in available funding to support career training, wraparound services to connect rural workers with good jobs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $49.2 million in funding to provide career training services to prepare workers in the Appalachian, Lower Mississippi Delta and Northern Border regions to obtain quality jobs. 

April 4, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending March 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 221,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 210,000 to 212,000. The 4-week moving average was 214,250, an increase of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 211,000 to 211,500.

April 2, 2024

US Department of Labor to award up to $67.1M to help youth, young adults with disabilities overcome obstacles to employment

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $10.5 million to fund the first year of four, five-year cooperative agreements aimed at developing strategies to assist youth and young adults with disabilities — particularly in underserved communities — in successfully transitioning into the workforce.

The awards have been granted to the Connecticut Department of Labor, Kansas Department of Commerce, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the New York Department of Labor.

March 28, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending March 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 210,000 to 212,000. The 4-week moving average was 211,000, a decrease of 750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 211,250 to 211,750.

March 26, 2024

US Department of Labor awards $175K to continue support of temporary employment, assistance in Mississippi after severe storms, tornadoes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the incremental award of $175,000 to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to support continued disaster-relief employment for residents as the state continues to recover after severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes killed 21 people and ravaged towns in March 2023.

March 25, 2024

US Department of Labor awards more than $2.9M for continued support of clean-up, recovery after Northern California’s 2021 wildfires

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the incremental award of more than $2.9 million to California to continue supporting disaster-relief employment and employment and training services for residents as the state continues to recover from the wildfires that devastated several Northern California communities between July and October 2021.

March 21, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending March 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 209,000 to 212,000. The 4-week moving average was 211,250, an increase of 2,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 750 from 208,000 to 208,750.

March 14, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending March 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 209,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 7,000 from 217,000 to 210,000. The 4-week moving average was 208,000, a decrease of 500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 3,750 from 212,250 to 208,500. 

March 11, 2024

Vice President Harris, Acting Secretary Su traveled to Wisconsin to announce Executive Order to expand Registered Apprenticeship

WASHINGTON – Vice President Kamala Harris and Acting Secretary Julie Su traveled to Madison, Wisconsin on March 6, 2024, to announce the Biden-Harris administration’s Executive Order to Expand Registered Apprenticeships to help create more Registered Apprenticeship programs in the federal workforce, encourage agencies to support pro

March 11, 2024

US Department of Labor awards $8.3M in funding to Kentucky to support continued clean up, recovery after recent tornadoes, widespread devastation

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an incremental award of $8.3 million to the commonwealth of Kentucky to support continued disaster-relief jobs, and employment and training services in response to tornadoes in December 2021 and severe flooding in July 2022.

March 7, 2024

US Department of Labor announces availability of $312M in grants to support Senior Community Service Employment Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately $312 million is available in grant funding for organizations to provide community service and offer work-based learning to older workers through the Senior Community Service Employment Program. 

March 7, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending March 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 217,000, unchanged from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 215,000 to 217,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,250, a decrease of 750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 212,500 to 213,000

March 6, 2024

US Department of Labor appoints 30 leaders to serve on Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship, share expertise

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the appointments of 30 members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship to advise the Secretary of Labor on issues related to the national apprenticeship system. Through their work on the committee, members will leverage their knowledge and experience to provide advice and recommendations on ways to use the apprenticeship training model to improve equitable access to career pathways for America’s workers and jobseekers.

March 5, 2024

US Department of Labor announces $90M in National Farmworker Jobs grants to provide career services, training for farmworkers, dependents

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $90 million in grant funding to support workforce training for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents to prepare them to obtain, retain and advance in agricultural jobs or start new careers. 

February 29, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending February 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 215,000, an increase of 13,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 201,000 to 202,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,500, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 215,250 to 215,500.