April 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces $29.2 Million Funding Opportunity For the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor, in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), today announced the availability of approximately $29.2 million in a second round of grant funding for the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative. 

April 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards More Than $3 Million in Additional Disaster Recovery Funding to Florida in Response to Hurricane Michael

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced additional funding of $3,333,334 for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) awarded to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in response to Hurricane Michael, which made landfall in the state in October 2018.

April 30, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 3,839,000, a decrease of 603,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 15,000 from 4,427,000 to 4,442,000. The 4-week moving average was 5,033,250, a decrease of 757,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 3,750 from 5,786,500 to 5,790,250.

April 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Over $30 Million in Dislocated Worker Grants in Response to the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of seven Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs), totaling $30,170,311, to help address the workforce-related impacts of the public health emergency related to the coronavirus pandemic. These awards are funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act which provided $345 million for DWGs intended to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.

April 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces that all 50 States and the District of Columbia Are Paying Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation’s (FPUC) weekly unemployment compensation boost is now being paid to eligible individuals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. FPUC is authorized under Section 2104 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub. L. 116-136), and provides an additional $600 weekly payment to certain eligible individuals who are receiving other benefits.

April 24, 2020

U.S. Department Of Labor Awards Dislocated Worker Grant to New Jersey 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 $9,000,000, with $3,000,000 released initially, to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant will support disaster-relief jobs and provide employment services to eligible individuals in New Jersey communities affected by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdoses.

April 24, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Nearly $3 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 $2,942,844 for a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in response to severe storms that battered the southeastern section of the state in February 2019.

April 23, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 4,427,000, a decrease of 810,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 8,000 from 5,245,000 to 5,237,000. The 4-week moving average was 5,786,500, an increase of 280,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 2,000 from 5,508,500 to 5,506,500.

April 16, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 5,245,000, a decrease of 1,370,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 9,000 from 6,606,000 to 6,615,000. The 4-week moving average was 5,508,500, an increase of 1,240,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 2,250 from 4,265,500 to 4,267,750.

April 15, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards More than $131 Million in Dislocated Worker Grants in Response to Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of the first installment of 26 Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) totaling $131,384,557 to help address the workforce-related impacts of the coronavirus public health emergency. These awards are funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provided $345 million for DWGs to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus.

April 15, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Funding Availability For State Apprenticeship Expansion Grants

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of $73 million in State Apprenticeship Expansion Grants aimed at expanding apprenticeships throughout the country.

April 14, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces $91.8 Million Funding Opportunity To Assist America’s Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of up to $91.8 million in grant funding to support the economic stability of farmworkers through the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP).  

April 14, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional Dislocated Worker Grant Funding to West Virginia to Support Coal Industry Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded $2,429,090 in additional National Dislocated Worker Grant funding to Workforce West Virginia to continue providing employment and training services to workers affected by coal industry layoffs in the state. 

April 10, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Latest Guidance Regarding Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) today announced the publication of Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 17-20, which provides further guidance to states as they implement the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), including the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program.

April 9, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending April 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 6,606,000, a decrease of 261,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 219,000 from 6,648,000 to 6,867,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,265,500, an increase of 1,598,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 54,750 from 2,612,000 to 2,666,750.

April 6, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Availability of $42.5 Million In Youth Apprenticeship Grants

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) today announced the availability of $42.5 million in Youth Apprenticeship Readiness grants to support the enrollment of in-school or out-of-school youth apprentices (ages 16-24) into new or existing Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs).

April 5, 2020

U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the publication of Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 16-20 providing guidance to states for implementation of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program.

April 4, 2020

U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance on Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the publication of Unemployment Insurance Guidance Letter 15-20 (UIPL) providing guidance to states for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). Under FPUC, states will administer an additional $600 weekly payment to certain eligible individuals who are receiving other benefits.

April 2, 2020

U.S. Department Of Labor Announces New CARES Act Guidance on Unemployment Insurance for States in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the publication of Unemployment Insurance Program Letter 14-20 (UIPL) outlining relevant provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act related to the administration of and eligibility criteria for state unemployment insurance (UI) programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for those not typically eligible for UI, such as gig workers, and expanded UI benefits.

April 2, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending March 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 6,648,000, an increase of 3,341,000 from the previous week's revised level. This marks the highest level of seasonally adjusted initial claims in the history of the seasonally adjusted series. The previous week's level was revised up by 24,000 from 3,283,000 to 3,307,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,612,000, an increase of 1,607,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 6,000 from 998,250 to 1,004,250.