Study of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Impact on Workforce Services and Policies – Christopher T. King

 

Study of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Impact on Workforce Services and Policies

Principal Investigator:

Christopher T. King

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Research Partners:

Capital Research Corporation; Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies; National Association of State Workforce Agencies/Center for Employment Security Education and Research; The Urban Institute

Project Duration:

April 2009 – June 2012

Description:

States face a range of policy and fiscal challenges as they try to meet the demands of the severe economic recession and implement the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This project examines the types of policy actions states take in their workforce development and unemployment insurance systems to meet these challenges. The goal is to measure state progress and challenges in implementing the workforce and unemployment insurance provisions of ARRA, to highlight new and promising practices, and to provide technical assistance.

The Ray Marshall Center and its partners are conducting this research through several mechanisms. First, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies conducted online surveys in fall 2009 and will conduct a second round in fall 2010. Second, researchers will conduct two rounds of site visits to 20 states and two local workforce investment agencies per state. Finally, researchers will analyze data that states provide to the Department of Labor on the delivery of workforce services to determine differences between pre- and post- ARRA implementation.

Reports Available:

Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Workforce Development and Unemployment Insurance Provisions

Date: October 2012

Publication Type: Final Report. 374 pp

Publisher: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

 

Early Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Workforce Development and Unemployment Insurance Provisions Interim Report

Date: April 25, 2011

Publication Type: Report. 182pp.

Publisher: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

 
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