Although the latest U.S. jobs report showed an increase in employment, more than 7.5 million Americans remain out of work and still more are struggling to make ends meet. Policymakers need to know about effective strategies for helping these people.
The federally funded Adult and Dislocated Workers Program aim to assist job seekers by providing a range of employment-focused services to about 6.5 million Americans each year. An ongoing evaluation of these programs sheds light on what is working to help Americans get back to work and provide key insights for policymakers. An interim report released last November provides early findings from the first five quarters (15 months, after enrollment in the study.