November 23, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending November 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 240,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 222,000 to 223,000. The 4-week moving average was 226,750, an increase of 5,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 221,000 to 221,250.

November 14, 2022

US Department of Labor announces nationwide effort to prepare students at Job Corps centers for Registered Apprenticeship programs

WASHINGTON – As the nation marks National Apprenticeship Week, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced an initiative to expand its pre-apprenticeship opportunities for Job Corps students and connect them to Registered Apprenticeship programs.

The effort will allow Job Corps centers throughout the nation to emphasize pre-apprenticeship programs in green energy, healthcare, information technology and other high-growth industry sectors. 

November 14, 2022

US Department of Labor highlights the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships as National Apprenticeship Week 2022 launches

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the kick-off of more than 1,000 events and activities throughout the country as part of the eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 14-20, 2022.

November 10, 2022

US Department of Labor awards nearly $2.7M to provide employment, training services for transitioning military, spouses at Fort Hood

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an incremental award of $2,677,470 to the Texas Workforce Commission to support continued employment and training services for transitioning military service members and their spouses near and at the U.S. Army’s Fort Hood installation.  

November 10, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending November 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 225,000, an increase of 7,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 217,000 to 218,000. The 4-week moving average was 218,750, a decrease of 250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 218,750 to 219,000.

November 3, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 29, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 217,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 217,000 to 218,000. The 4-week moving average was 218,750, a decrease of 500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 219,000 to 219,250.

November 2, 2022

US Department of Labor awards nearly $1.8M to provide employment, training services to Kentucky communities affected by layoffs

WASHINGTON Citing an unprecedent rise in global energy costs, Century Aluminum Co. – the nation’s largest producer of primary aluminum – announced plans in June 2022 to curtail operations and begin the idling process at its Hawesville, Kentucky, smelter until energy prices return to more normalized levels.

October 27, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 217,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 214,000. The 4-week moving average was 219,000, an increase of 6,750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 212,250.

October 20, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 214,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 2,000 from 228,000 to 226,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,250, an increase of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 500 from 211,500 to 211,000.

October 18, 2022

US Department of Labor finds California grape grower illegally gave wage, hour preference to H-2A visa holders at expense of US workers

SONOMA, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor recovered $54,935 in lost wages for 14 farmworkers after an investigation found that a California grape grower gave workers employed under the H-2A agricultural worker program more hours and better wages than those provided to U.S. workers, in violation of federal law.

October 17, 2022

US Department of Labor awards initial $15M grant to support disaster-related employment, other assistance to Florida in wake of Hurricane Ian

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an initial award of $15 million to support disaster-relief employment, and employment and training services in Florida as the state continues its recovery from Hurricane Ian.

October 13, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 228,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 219,000. The 4-week moving average was 211,500, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 206,500.

October 6, 2022

US Department of Labor announces final rule to improve H-2A visa program

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule to amend H-2A temporary labor certification regulations to protect agricultural workers better, and to update the H-2A application and temporary labor certification process. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register on Oct. 12, 2022.

October 6, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending October 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 219,000, an increase of 29,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 3,000 from 193,000 to 190,000. The 4-week moving average was 206,500, an increase of 250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 750 from 207,000 to 206,250.

October 3, 2022

US Department of Labor announces $80M funding opportunity to help train, expand, diversify nursing workforce; address shortage of nurses

WASHINGTON – The unprecedented demands that the pandemic placed on the nation’s nurses – combined with retirements and an aging workforce – have greatly increased the need for nursing workers in the U.S.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 275,000 additional nurses are needed from 2020 to 2030, and that employment opportunities for nurses will grow at 9 percent, faster than all other occupations from 2016 through 2026.

September 29, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending September 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 193,000, a decrease of 16,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 4,000 from 213,000 to 209,000. The 4-week moving average was 207,000, a decrease of 8,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 1,000 from 216,750 to 215,750.