This book examines the nature of the workforce development and UI policy decisions made nationwide in response to the recession, state and local administrators’ perspectives on the policy developments and economic challenges, and implementation of key Recovery Act provisions, with a particular focus on workforce development initiatives in the Recovery Act.


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Download 2. State Approaches to the Recovery Act's Workforce Development Provisions / Burt S. Barnow (294 KB)

Download 3. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs / John Trutko and Burt S. Barnow (470 KB)

Download 4. Wagner-Peyser Employment Services / Joyce Kaiser (314 KB)

Download 5. Wagner-Peyser Act Reemployment Services / Tara C. Smith (404 KB)

Download 6. Trade Adjustment Assistance Program / Stephen A. Wandner (318 KB)

Download 7. Other Related Initiatives: Labor Market Information, Green Jobs, and Subsidized Employment / Joyce Kaiser (303 KB)

Download 8. Unemployment Insurance / Yvette Chocolaad, Wayne Vroman, and Richard A. Hobbie (581 KB)

Download 9. Data Analysis of the Implementation of the Recovery Act Workforce Development and Unemployment Insurance Provisions / Randall W. Eberts and Stephen A. Wandner (443 KB)

Download 10. Challenges and Accomplishments: States' Views / John Trutko and Burt S. Barnow (356 KB)


Also issued as "Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Workforce Development and Unemployment Insurance Provisions." ETA Occasional Paper 2013-23. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, 2012.


9780880994712 (ppk.) ; 9780880994743 (ebook)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Job security and unemployment dynamics; Dislocated workers; UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Unemployment insurance; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Labor exchange; Public training programs; WIA, JTPA, and CETA

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: The Role of Workforce Programs




Barnow, Burt S., and Richard A. Hobbie, eds. 2013. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: The Role of Workforce Programs. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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