June 29, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending June 24, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 239,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 264,000 to 265,000. The 4-week moving average was 257,500, an increase of 1,500 from the previous week's revised average. This is the highest level for this average since November 13, 2021 when it was 260,000. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 255,750 to 256,000.

June 28, 2023

US Department of Labor awards $49.4M to 17 organizations in 15 states to provide pre-, post-release job training, services for reentry population

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $49.4 million in grants to 17 organizations in 15 states to provide training, employment and supportive services to adults reentering the workforce following incarceration in a local jail or state correctional facility.

June 28, 2023

US Department of Labor awards $11.6M in grants to 4 states to improve delivery of workforce services, measure effectiveness

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $11.6 million to help fund examinations of the outcomes and effectiveness of state education and workforce programs in Colorado, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

June 26, 2023

US Department of Labor awards initial $4.5M to support disaster-related jobs, other assistance to Guam in wake of Typhoon Mawar

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the initial award of $4,549,554 in funding to support cleanup and recovery activities in Guam after Typhoon Mawar caused flooding and extensive damage in May 2023.

June 22, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending June 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 264,000, unchanged from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 262,000 to 264,000. The 4-week moving average was 255,750, an increase of 8,500 from the previous week's revised average. This is the highest level for this average since November 13, 2021 when it was 260,000. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 246,750 to 247,250.

June 15, 2023

US Department of Labor awards more than $2.5M to North Carolina to support employment, training services in response to paper mill layoffs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an award of more than $2.5 million to support employment and training services for people in western North Carolina affected by the closure of Pactiv Evergreen’s Canton paper mill and by the company’s reduction in operations at its Waynesville facility.

June 15, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending June 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 262,000, unchanged from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 261,000 to 262,000. The 4-week moving average was 246,750, an increase of 9,250 from the previous week's revised average. This is the highest level for this average since November 20, 2021 when it was 249,250. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 237,250 to 237,500.

June 8, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending June 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 261,000, an increase of 28,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the highest level for initial claims since October 30, 2021 when it was 264,000. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 232,000 to 233,000. The 4-week moving average was 237,250, an increase of 7,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 229,500 to 229,750.

June 1, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 232,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 229,000 to 230,000. The 4-week moving average was 229,500, a decrease of 2,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 250 from 231,750 to 232,000.

May 26, 2023

US Department of Labor announces $653M in American Rescue Plan funds available to states for unemployment insurance infrastructure modernization

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of up to $653 million in grants to modernize unemployment insurance information technology systems and to participate in pilots. Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, the grants will help states modernize their technology, increase flexibility and performance, protect against fraud proactively and make claims processing more efficient.

May 25, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 229,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 17,000 from 242,000 to 225,000. The 4-week moving average was 231,750, unchanged from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 12,500 from 244,250 to 231,750.

May 24, 2023

US Department of Labor announces Job Corps, New York City partnership to promote, recruit, connect students to careers, higher education

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a partnership between Job Corps and the City of New York to help recruit students and promote enrollment at local centers and inform their students and graduates about higher education institutions, social service programs and job opportunities with the city.

May 18, 2023

READOUT: Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg helps wrap up Department of Labor’s national workforce development convening

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today welcomed Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to help close out “ETA Vision 2030: Investing in America,” a three-day event on the future of workforce development.

May 18, 2023

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

In the week ending May 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 242,000, a decrease of 22,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 264,000. The 4-week moving average was 244,250, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 245,250.

May 17, 2023

US Department of Labor welcomes 98 new Apprenticeship Ambassadors to promote, expand, diversify Registered Apprenticeship

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the latest 98 additions to the 205 organizations already serving as Apprenticeship Ambassadors to help the department promote and support Registered Apprenticeship opportunities nationwide.

May 17, 2023

READOUT: First Lady Jill Biden, White House officials help kick off three-day US Department of Labor national workforce development event

WASHINGTON – On May 16, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor welcomed more than 500 key stakeholders to connect with partners from across the broader workforce ecosystem at “ETA Vision 2030: Investing in America’s Workforce,” a three-day event aimed at leveraging the Biden-Harris administration’s investments in infrastructure, climate, and advanced manufacturing sectors to develop talent pipelines and create pathways to good jobs for workers across America.