July 1, 2022

Statement by Secretary Walsh on termination of Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh issued the following statement regarding the termination of the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program:

June 30, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending June 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 231,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 4,000 from 229,000 to 233,000. The 4-week moving average was 231,750, an increase of 7,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 1,000 from 223,500 to 224,500.

June 23, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending June 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 229,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 229,000 to 231,000. The 4-week moving average was 223,500, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 218,500 to 219,000.

June 17, 2022

US Department of Labor announces $11.7M funding availability of Susan Harwood Training grants for workplace safety, health hazards training

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards.  

June 16, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $11.4M in funding to help ensure workers have equitable access to states’ unemployment insurance systems

WASHINGTON – To improve the delivery of unemployment insurance services to people faced with obstacles to accessing state systems and benefits in Maryland, Nebraska and South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $11,406,000 in equity grants.

June 16, 2022

US Department of Labor announces nearly $201.8M in funding to support employment training, services, wage subsidies for workers hurt by foreign trade

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $201,798,000 in funding to provide training, employment services in 45 states and Puerto Rico to eligible workers affected adversely by foreign trade.

June 16, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending June 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 229,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 229,000 to 232,000. The 4-week moving average was 218,500, an increase of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 750 from 215,000 to 215,750.

June 10, 2022

US Department of Labor awards more than $18M in grants to address disparities in delivery of unemployment benefits, services in 7 states

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $18 million in competitive grant funding to help workers in Maine, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin understand the application process for claiming and receiving unemployment benefits and related services.

June 10, 2022

US Department of Labor issues guidance, announces FY22 funding allotments for state foreign labor certification activities

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has issued guidance to inform states about their grant allotments, and the process and timelines to apply for funding to administer services through their foreign labor certification programs.

June 9, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending June 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 229,000, an increase of 27,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 200,000 to 202,000. The 4-week moving average was 215,000, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 206,500 to 207,000.

June 2, 2022

US Department of Labor announces $50M grant funding availability to help close equity gaps, expand access to training needed for good-paying jobs

WASHINGTON – To bolster community colleges’ and other institutions’ efforts to deliver more equitable education and training, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of a $50 million funding opportunity to help people in marginalized and underrepresented populations overcome barriers to the career and technical education programs they need to be connected to good-paying jobs. 

June 2, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $9.1M to Texas to promote equitable access to state’s unemployment insurance system

WASHINGTON – To help identify and address barriers workers face in accessing state unemployment insurance benefits, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $9.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to the Texas Workforce Commission.

The grant is the largest equity grant awarded to a single state under this funding opportunity, which provides states up to $260 million to improve equity in their unemployment insurance program.

June 2, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 200,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 210,000 to 211,000. The 4-week moving average was 206,500, a decrease of 500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 206,750 to 207,000.

May 26, 2022

US Department of Labor announces date for next meeting of Native American Employment and Training Council

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that the Native American Employment and Training Council will meet on June 22 and 23, 2022 at the department’s Frances Perkins Building in Washington from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

May 26, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 210,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 218,000. The 4-week moving average was 206,750, an increase of 7,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 199,500.

May 19, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 218,000, an increase of 21,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 6,000 from 203,000 to 197,000. The 4-week moving average was 199,500, an increase of 8,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 1,500 from 192,750 to 191,250.

May 13, 2022

US Department of Labor issues guidance on allotments, application process for new program year’s workforce investment programs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that its Employment and Training Administration has issued guidance to inform states and outlying areas about their formula allotments and the process to apply for certain programs for the start of the program year on July 1, 2022.

May 12, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 203,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 200,000 to 202,000. The 4-week moving average was 192,750, an increase of 4,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 188,000 to 188,500.