American Public Human Services Organization (APHSA)
www.aphsa.org – Mission is to develop, promote, and implement public human service policies and practices that improve the health and well being of families, children, and adults.
The Center for Renewal
www.centerforrenewal.org – The Center for Renewal is a non-profit whose mission is to empower Christ-centered ministries that transform lives by encouraging effective compassion and by connecting resources to needs.
www.cincinnatiworks.org – Mission is to partner with willing and capable people living in poverty to assist them in advancing to economic self-sufficiency through employment.
The Dream Center
www.dreamcenter.org – The Dream Center is a non-profit outreach dedicated to helping inner-cities by meeting both tangible and spiritual needs.
Florida Jobs Partnership
www.jobspartnershipfl.org – The Jobs Partnership applies an innovative approach to workforce development that provides a lasting solution to the challenges of insecurity, low self-esteem, and inconsistent work ethic in today’s workplace.
The Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (previously NCNE)
www.cneonline.org – Mission is to empower neighborhood leaders to promote solutions that reduce crime and violence, restore families, revitalize low-income communities, and create economic enterprise.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children & Families
www.acf.dhhs.gov – Federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.
The Welfare Information Network (WIN)
www.financeprojectinfo.org/win/ – Comprehensive information regarding welfare programs and reform. Provides numerous links to reports and websites.
Unemployment Insurance Data
Unemployment Insurance Data Summary
ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/content/data.asp – USDOL overview of status of the UI system at the national and state level.
Unemployment Insurance Budget
ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/budget.asp – USDOL information on state UI allocations, UI trust fund loans and FUTA data.
Unemployment Insurance Program Statistics
workforcesecurity.doleta.gov – USDOL weekly claims data, characteristics of unemployed, state tax performance and other specific program statistics.
State Unemployment Insurance Performance
ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/ranking.asp – USDOL rankings of state’s performance for UI core measures.
Unemployment Research Materials
Overview of BLS Statistics on Unemployment
www.bls.gov/bls/unemployment.htm – Bureau of Labor Statistics current and historical data on unemployment rates, mass layoff statistics and research.
Job Openings and Labor Turnover Statistics
www.bls.gov/jlt – Bureau of Labor Statistics data on job openings, hires and separations.
Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
www.upjohninst.org – Published articles, technical papers, testimony and working papers on the unemployment insurance system since 1961.
www.urban.org – Economic and social policy research on unemployment insurance and related issues.
National Employment Law Project
www.nelp.org – Publications and issue papers concerning unemployment insurance issues.
State Labor Market Information websites
ETA Research Publication Database
wdr.doleta.gov/research/keyword.cfm – Search USDOL collection of research and evaluation reports, UI occasional papers and Workforce Security Research publications.
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
www.naswa.org – An association of state workforce agencies involved in the delivery of unemployment insurance, employment service and workforce investment act programs.
UWC (Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation)
www.uwcstrategy.org – UWC is devoted to representing the interests of the business community on national unemployment insurance and employment services (UI/ES) and workers’ compensation (WC) public policy issues.
The National Governor’s Association
www.nga.org – provides best practices information and other materials on public policy issues.
The National Association of State Workforce Boards
http://www.subnet.nga.org/workforcecouncilchairs/ – provides information on states workforce boards chairs and members.
Comparison of State Unemployment Insurance Laws
workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/uilawcompar/2009/comparison2009.asp – USDOL annual individual state information on coverage, eligibility, financing and other areas of interest.
congress.gov – Library of Congress legislative research site to locate current and historical federal legislative information.
Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
waysandmeans.house.gov – The Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support has responsibility for unemployment insurance.
Finance Committee, U.S. Senate
finance.senate.gov – Has responsibility for unemployment insurance.
Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Code of Federal Regulations
www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_08/20cfrv3_08.html#601 – select section of code desired.
National Labor Exchange
us.jobs – national labor exchange supported by NASWA.
America’s Service Locator
www.servicelocator.org – find and link to state workforce one-stop centers and other career information.
www.onetcenter.org – home of the nation’s primary source of occupational information.
www.workforce3one.org – USDOL knowledge sharing web space for innovative workforce solutions.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
www.doleta.gov/wioa/ – general information on WIOA.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
www.dol.gov/recovery – information and report on USDOL stimulus funding.
www.archives.gov – gateway to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
General Sites of Interest
Employment and Training Administration
www.doleta.gov – home page for all unemployment insurance and workforce program information.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.bls.gov – home page for all employment statistics and reports.
Government Accountability Office
www.gao.gov – investigative arm of Congress.
Cascade Policy Institute
www.cascadepolicy.org – The Institute’s mission is to explore and advance public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility, and economic opportunity.
www.cato.org – The mission of the Cato Institute is to increase the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace.
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
www.clasp.org – Information regarding welfare reform, workforce development, child-care, child support enforcement and reproductive health.
The Claremont Institute
www.claremont.org – Mission is to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life.
Conerly Consulting LLC
www.conerlyconsulting.com – Bill Conerly is one of the best-known economic consultants in the Pacific Northwest. He is principal of Conerly Consulting LLC, chairman of the board of Cascade Policy Institute, a member of the Oregon Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, and a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis.
The Evergreen Freedom Foundation
www.myfreedomfoundation.com/ – The Foundation’s mission is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and responsible government.
The Heritage Foundation
www.heritage.org – The Heritage Foundation is committed to building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish.
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
www.mathematica-mpr.com – In disability, early childhood, education, family support, health care, labor, and nutrition policy, Mathematica brings the highest standards to bear on its work in the United States and other countries.
Manpower Development Research Corporation
www.mdrc.org – Building knowledge to improve social policy in the areas of Education, Children and Families, Low-Income Workers and Communities, and Welfare and Barriers to Employment.
National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)
www.ncpa.org – NCPA’s goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.
National Governors’ Association
www.nga.org – Center for Best Practices helps governors and their key policy staff develop and implement innovative solutions to challenges facing their states.
National Conference of State Legislators
www.ncsl.org – Serves legislators and staffs of fifty states, commonwealths and territories. Provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on state issues.