May 23, 2024

Department of Labor awards nearly $3.8M in funding to Florida to continue support for temporary jobs, workforce training after Hurricane Ian

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the incremental award of $3,750,000 in funding to support continued disaster-relief employment and workforce training for eligible residents in Florida as the state continues to recover following Hurricane Ian. 

May 23, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 215,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 222,000 to 223,000. The 4-week moving average was 219,750, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 217,750 to 218,000.

May 16, 2024

Department of Labor announces $12M in additional funding available to improve job quality, expand access to good jobs in critical industries

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $12 million in additional funds to improve job quality and increase the availability of good jobs in critical industries, including an emphasis on training provided for jobs in the care economy such as home, elder and childcare.

May 16, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 222,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 231,000 to 232,000. The 4-week moving average was 217,750, an increase of 2,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 215,000 to 215,250.

May 15, 2024

Department of Labor announces approximately $35M in additional funding available for 2nd round of Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs grants

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $35 million in funding through the second round of Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs grants to prepare workers for the good-paying infrastructure jobs being created by the Biden-Harris administration’s “Investing in America” agenda. 

May 14, 2024

Department of Labor announces availability of $40M in grants to out-of-school time organizations to improve access to good jobs for underserved youth

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced up to $40 million in grants available for national out-of-school time organizations to expand local work-based learning opportunities, job training and career pathways for underserved youth during non-school hours.

May 14, 2024

Department of Labor’s Job Corps to highlight importance of mental health, combatting violence, drug use during Youth 2 Youth Week 2024

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced that Job Corps centers across the nation will host events and other activities from May 20-24 to promote positive mental health and create supportive environments where students can discuss their mental health issues and seek solutions. 

May 9, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 231,000, an increase of 22,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 208,000 to 209,000. The 4-week moving average was 215,000, an increase of 4,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 210,000 to 210,250.

May 6, 2024

US Department of Labor awards $696K to continue employment, training services for coastal communities in 6 counties affected by layoffs in Maine

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced an incremental award of $696,085 to Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. to continue employment and training services for dislocated workers affected by layoffs in Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo and York counties.

May 3, 2024

Department of Labor will celebrate benefits of Registered Apprenticeships as valuable pathway to good jobs during first Youth Apprenticeship Week

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced that the nation will celebrate the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships and the opportunities they create for youth and young adults with 320 special events and more than 70 proclamations scheduled across the U.S. to mark the first annual Youth Apprenticeship Week from May 5-11. 

May 2, 2024

Departments of Labor, Treasury announce partnership to make federal fraud prevention tool available to state unemployment insurance agencies

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Departments of Labor and Treasury today announced a new data-sharing partnership, the latest effort to support a multi-layered approach to fraud prevention by providing states with controls, tools and strategies to identify and combat unemployment insurance fraud. 

May 2, 2024

Department of Labor awards $98M in grants to support training, employment services to young people, increase apprenticeships in high-demand careers

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced the award of $98 million in grants to 72 organizations in 30 states and Guam to provide training and employment services in an ongoing effort to expand access to apprenticeship opportunities, prepare young workers for quality jobs and strengthen the nation’s workforce to meet industry demands. 

May 2, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 208,000, unchanged from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 207,000 to 208,000. The 4-week moving average was 210,000, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 213,250 to 213,500.

May 1, 2024

Department of Labor announces $6.5M in available grants to provide housing services for farmworkers, dependents

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced the availability of $6.5 million in grants to help organizations improve their delivery of safe and sanitary housing solutions for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents.

April 26, 2024

US Department of Labor finalizes farmworker protection rule

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced a final rule to strengthen protections for farmworkers. The rule targets vulnerability and abuses experienced by workers under the H-2A program that undermine fair labor standards for all farmworkers in the U.S. 

April 25, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 207,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 212,000. The 4-week moving average was 213,250, a decrease of 1,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 214,500.

April 18, 2024

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 212,000, unchanged from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 211,000 to 212,000. The 4-week moving average was 214,500, unchanged from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 214,250 to 214,500.

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 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 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.