August 18, 2022

US Department of Labor announces programs to support Biden-Harris administration’s Justice40 initiative

WASHINGTON To support the Biden-Harris administration’s progress in advancing environmental justice, the U.S. Department of Labor has added programs to the Justice40 initiative. The Justice40 initiative aims to deliver 40 percent of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy, training and workforce development, and other federal investments to disadvantaged communities.

August 18, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending August 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 250,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 10,000 from 262,000 to 252,000. The 4-week moving average was 246,750, a decrease of 2,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 2,500 from 252,000 to 249,500.

August 16, 2022

US Department of Labor to fuel Registered Apprenticeships’ growth with ApprenticeshipUSA branding effort, public conversations

WASHINGTON – On Aug. 16, 1937, the nation took a historic step toward formalizing standards for Registered Apprenticeships, including those related to their safety and health and to prevent many forms of discrimination toward workers in training.

August 11, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending August 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 262,000, an increase of 14,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 12,000 from 260,000 to 248,000. The 4-week moving average was 252,000, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 7,250 from 254,750 to 247,500.

August 8, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $960K to assist clean-up, recovery after northern California’s 2020 wildfires

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an incremental award of $961,059 to support continued disaster-relief employment and employment and training services in northern California after devastating wildfires in August 2020.

August 4, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 260,000, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 2,000 from 256,000 to 254,000. The 4-week moving average was 254,750, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 500 from 249,250 to 248,750.

July 28, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 256,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 10,000 from 251,000 to 261,000. The 4-week moving average was 249,250, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 2,500 from 240,500 to 243,000.

July 25, 2022

Department of Labor awards Cherokee Nation $1.3M in incremental funds for pandemic workforce recovery, humanitarian support

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an incremental award of $1.3 million to the Cherokee Nation to support continued disaster-relief employment and employment and training services in response to the coronavirus pandemic’s effects on its people.

July 21, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 251,000, an increase of 7,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 244,000. The 4-week moving average was 240,500, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 235,750 to 236,000.

July 20, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $9.1M to support equitable access to unemployment insurance systems in Rhode Island, Wisconsin

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $9,122,164 in equity grants to Rhode Island and Wisconsin’s state employment insurance systems to enhance awareness and improve delivery of unemployment insurance services to people who face obstacles to access.

July 14, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $12.3M in funding to support job exploration, training options for young people

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $12.3 million in grants to five national out-of-school time organizations to expand local work readiness programs. The second round of Workforce Pathways for Youth grants will support programs that provide jobs skills and training, and offer work experiences for young people from age 14 to 21.  

Out-of-school time organizations operate supervised programs for young people when school is not in session.

July 14, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 9, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 244,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 235,000. The 4-week moving average was 235,750, an increase of 3,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 232,500.

July 12, 2022

US Department of Labor announces first group of Apprenticeship Ambassadors to promote, expand, diversify apprenticeship

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the selection of the initial cohort of 207 officials and organizations chosen to serve as Apprenticeship Ambassadors to share their experiences and collaborate with the department to champion apprenticeship opportunities.

July 7, 2022

US Department of Labor awards $121M in Apprenticeship Building America grants to expand, diversify, modernize Registered Apprenticeship programs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $121 million in Apprenticeship Building America grants to strengthen and modernize Registered Apprenticeship programs and enable workers to find a reliable pathway to the middle class. The department awarded more than $58 million of the total funding to grantees focusing on equity partnerships and pre-apprenticeship activities.

July 7, 2022

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending July 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 235,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 231,000. The 4-week moving average was 232,500, an increase of 750 from the previous week's unrevised average of 231,750.

July 6, 2022

US Department of Labor announces $140M in available funding to states to create jobs, provide employment training, services in critical industries

WASHINGTON – As the overall economy continues to rebound from the pandemic, many of the workers most adversely affected – particularly women, people of color, people with disabilities, lower-wage workers and workers from other historically marginalized communities – continue to face persistent challenges with finding quality jobs.