November 14, 2019

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending November 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 225,000, an increase of 14,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 211,000. The 4-week moving average was 217,000, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 215,250.

November 14, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week Continues With National Summit on Women in Apprenticeship

WASHINGTON, DC – As part of National Apprenticeship Week activities, the U.S. Department of Labor today hosted over 200 stakeholders from around the country at the National Summit on Women in Apprenticeship at the Department's headquarters in Washington D.C.

November 13, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announce New Regulations to Modernize and Improve the Recruitment of American Workers for Temporary Non-Agricultural Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security today posted a Final Rule on the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) website amending the regulations that govern the H-2B temporary non-agricultural labor certification. This rule will aid Americans looking to find and fill some of the 7 million open jobs in the United States.

November 13, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Labor Visits Phelps ACE High School Career Fair During National Apprenticeship Week

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia visited Phelps ACE High School’s career fair to meet with high school students as part of National Apprenticeship Week. The mentoring and networking career fair was sponsored by the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation, which sponsors accredited technical education for high school youth and registered apprenticeship instruction classes for industry workers.

November 11, 2019

Fifth Annual National Apprenticeship Week Aims to Highlight Innovative Programs and Raise Awareness

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the start of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2019.

During NAW 2019, events are hosted across the country to celebrate the work of apprentices with thousands of participants nationwide.

November 7, 2019

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending November 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 211,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 218,000 to 219,000. The 4-week moving average was 215,250, an increase of 250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 214,750 to 215,000.

November 6, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Increasing Workers’ Assistance And Protection Against Foreign Trade

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would both expand worker access to support opportunities, such as apprenticeships, and make it easier for states to administer the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers (TAA) Program. This NPRM marks the first proposed regulatory update to the TAA Program in more than two decades.

November 6, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $1.5 Million in Additional Disaster Recovery Funding to Ohio in Response to Severe Storms and Flooding

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced additional funding of $1,560,000 for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The funds will allow the state to complete remaining disaster-relief recovery efforts in response to severe storms impacting southeastern counties in February 2018.

October 31, 2019

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 26, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 218,000, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 212,000 to 213,000. The 4-week moving average was 214,750, a decrease of 500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 215,000 to 215,250. 

October 31, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Funding Opportunity To Support Communities Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of up to $20 million in funding as part of a new pilot grant program that addresses the health and economic impacts of widespread substance and opioid misuse, addiction and overdose by providing retraining and other services to workers in significantly impacted communities.

October 24, 2019

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 212,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 4,000 from 214,000 to 218,000. The 4-week moving average was 215,000, a decrease of 750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 1,000 from 214,750 to 215,750.

October 23, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Funding Opportunities To Serve Job Corps-Eligible Youth

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for its Job Corps Scholars Program demonstration project. Through the program, the Department intends to competitively award up to 20 grants to accredited, two-year, public community colleges; accredited, public two- and four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCU); and accredited tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCCU) to serve Job Corps-eligible youth and young adults 16 to 24 years of age.

October 17, 2019

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 214,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 210,000. The 4-week moving average was 214,750, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 213,750.

October 10, 2019

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 219,000 to 220,000. The 4-week moving average was 213,750, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 212,500 to 212,750.

October 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Awards National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant to Mississippi in Response to Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an opioid-crisis National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $4,710,000, with $2,134,933 released initially, to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The grant will support disaster-relief jobs and provide employment services to eligible individuals in Mississippi affected by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose.

October 3, 2019

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending September 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 219,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 213,000 to 215,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,500, unchanged from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 212,000 to 212,500.

October 3, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule For Unemployment Insurance Drug Testing

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today published a final rule that provides greater clarity and flexibility to states as they identify the occupations for which they will conduct drug testing in the unemployment insurance (UI) program.  

September 30, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Workforce Development Demonstration Grants of $29.2 Million to 18 Organizations in Appalachian and Delta Regions

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration today awarded $29,175,000 in demonstration grant funds to expand the impact of workforce development efforts in the Appalachian and Delta regions through the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) grant initiative. 

September 27, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $3.5 Million in Additional Assistance to Dislocated Workers from Fort Hood and Red River Army Depot in Texas

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $3,590,635 in additional funding to the Texas Workforce Commission for a National Dislocated Worker Grant currently serving dislocated workers at Fort Hood and Red River Army Depot (RRAD), located in Killeen and Texarkana, Texas, respectively

September 27, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional Dislocated Worker Grant Funding to Support Workers in Eastern Kentucky

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of additional National Dislocated Worker Grant funding of $2,268,997 to the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP). The funding will provide continued employment and training services to dislocated workers impacted by secondary layoffs in mining communities resulting from the decline of the coal industry.