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April 4, 2016

The Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has produced a report that explains how agencies can use labor market information (LMI) to help clients on public assistance obtain...

March 25, 2016

Earlier this week, the Kansas Board of Regents released Kansas DegreeStats, an online tool which can help students evaluate the economic feasibility of degree programs within the state’s four-year public institutions. DegreeStats contains side-by...

March 23, 2016

A major workforce program for low-income people will report nationwide data on participant outcomes for the first time, under a federal regulation published today.

The regulation establishes performance measures for the employment and...

March 18, 2016

Congress passed the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016 yesterday. The legislation, which received wide bipartisan support, would establish a Commission to make recommendations on government data that may be used to evaluate...

March 16, 2016

WDQC interviewed Domenico “Mimmo” Parisi, PhD, Director of the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC), to learn how his institution uses data to inform employers about business opportunities and workforce dynamics, and...

March 14, 2016

On March 30th, California Community Colleges will begin tracking wage outcomes for “skills-builders.” These students enroll in courses at a community college not to earn a credential or to transfer to a four-year school, but to get a promotion at...

March 14, 2016

I am proud to announce a series of accomplishments the Minnesota Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) team and its partners have made over the last four months. These accomplishments are:

·  Enhancements to our Graduate Employment...

March 11, 2016

The ability to effectively capture and use data to improve local economic development drove the discussion during the U.S. Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership Workshop earlier this week in Washington, DC. Every year, the...

March 9, 2016

This week, the Government Accountability Office released a legislatively mandated report about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA) impact on job training data. In part, the report discusses what changes states plan to make to...

February 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor released final guidance on the elements that states must incorporate into their unified or combined plans under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). As part of their plans, states must describe how...

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