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TANF-ACF-IM-1998-02 (Final Estimates of Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) Program Participation for Fiscal Year 1996)

Published: February 18, 1998
Audience:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
Data Collection and Reporting
Types:
Information Memoranda (IM)

TO:

STATE IV-A AGENCIES ADMINISTERING OR SUPERVISING AN APPROVED JOBS (IV-F) PROGRAM AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

SUBJECT:

Final Estimates of Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) Program Participation for Fiscal Year 1996

PURPOSE:

To provide States and other interested parties with information regarding JOBS participation rates for overall AFDC recipients and separately for AFDC- unemployed parents (UP).

BACKGROUND:

Form ACF-103, the 034JOBS Participation Rate Report034, requests the following information items for each month of the year: 1) total number of AFDC individuals required to participate in the JOBS program, 2) total number of AFDC countable active JOBS participants, 3) total number of AFDC-UP individuals required to participate in JOBS, and 4) total number of AFDC-UP meeting JOBS participation requirements. The data submitted on this report are used to determine the numerator and denominator from which the respective participation rate is calculated for each State.

CONTENT:

The attached table shows the JOBS participation rates by State. This table shows the AFDC participation rates for FY '92 through FY '96 and the AFDC-UP participation rates for FY '95 and FY '96. For FY '96, the required AFDC-UP participation rate target was 60 percent. There was no statutory JOBS participation rate target after FY '95 for the AFDC caseload. Forty-eight States had AFDC rates above 20 percent and twenty-six States had AFDC-UP rates above 60 percent in FY '96. A State-by-State comparison of the FY '96 AFDC and AFDC-UP rates with the FY '95 rates shows that 43 and 46 States increased their participation rates, respectively.

INQUIRIES:

If further information is needed, please contact the Division of Data Collection and Analysis, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20447, (202) 401-9297.  

 

/s/
____________________________
Howard Rolston
Director
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation


JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND BASIC SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM
JOBS PARTICIPATION RATES

FISCAL YEAR'S
1992 THROUGH 1996

JOBS PARTICIPATION RATES FISCAL YEAR AVERAGES
 
STATE
AFDC
AFDC-UP
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1995
1996
ALABAMA
31.0 51.1 62.6 58.8 56.1 32.3 35.9
ALASKA
18.1 17.4 23.7 39.6 NA 49.5 48.3
ARIZONA
11.6 11.0 17.3 29.7 49.4 53.3 55.4
ARKANSAS
25.0 27.0 20.7 19.9 20.1 18.9 29.3
CALIFORNIA
12.3 9.9 19.0 23.2 27.1 34.7 39.0
COLORADO
17.1 13.2 15.2 20.7 22.2 30.9 61.1
CONNECTICUT
24.1 16.3 20.8 27.6 NA 58.9 84.6
DELAWARE
19.3 15.2 19.3 22.6 14.4 18.8 21.4
DIST OF COL - B/
12.1 15.6 9.8 15.0 NA 2.3 NA
FLORIDA
16.5 17.9 31.0 48.7 81.8 58.9 100.0
GEORGIA
12.6 18.2 22.1 34.8 40.8 57.9 71.4
GUAM
3.8 4.3 2.5 2.8 20.0 1.7 16.9
HAWAII
11.2 9.8 15.2 19.5 21.1 6.0 8.1
IDAHO - A/
42.2 39.2 39.0 47.9 53.0 38.1 61.7
ILLINOIS
11.7 11.8 19.9 25.0 29.4 56.2 67.8
INDIANA
6.6 16.2 22.5 20.6 22.5 12.8 34.9
IOWA
12.7 14.4 15.8 31.1 37.5 62.2 75.1
KANSAS
22.6 48.5 36.3 37.3 33.0 35.4 60.1
KENTUCKY
21.3 15.8 20.1 25.5 31.8 80.8 90.0
LOUISIANA
13.3 14.6 23.2 27.9 33.5 45.5 77.8
MAINE
9.5 11.7 23.3 31.6 35.4 60.5 74.7
MARYLAND
10.5 15.2 18.2 20.8 26.1 38.5 34.6
MASSACHUSETTS
33.3 18.2 16.7 26.9 33.5 65.2 65.3
MICHIGAN
18.0 20.1 20.9 22.6 29.5 50.2 51.5
MINNESOTA
17.7 20.7 19.4 21.1 25.3 23.3 38.4
MISSISSIPPI
14.1 13.6 17.8 20.5 24.6 9.3 11.6
MISSOURI
14.5 15.0 17.4 27.0 37.7 50.8 67.2
MONTANA
18.0 26.6 28.4 31.0 30.2 63.5 65.5
NEBRASKA
77.8 82.9 76.6 71.9 73.2 43.0 51.9
NEVADA
15.1 13.8 17.4 20.8 29.6 52.9 67.8
NEW HAMPSHIRE
25.9 27.5 41.5 52.0 68.1 14.4 58.6
NEW JERSEY - A/
14.8 15.3 17.82 2.8 26.7 29.5 66.7
NEW MEXICO - A/
27.5 24.9 27.8 31.1 36.4 54.3 67.8
NEW YORK
15.1 16.1 19.5 23.2 27.7 39.2 54.2
NORTH CAROLINA
14.6 17.7 19.9 25.4 NA 9.4 18.0
NORTH DAKOTA
33.8 23.5 28.2 27.6 52.2 63.0 75.6
OHIO
20.9 31.6 28.7 33.8 42.9 33.9 48.0
OKLAHOMA
33.3 19.4 8.6 22.7 29.6 61.7 24.6
OREGON
21.7 23.4 30.2 46.3 76.4 28.0 35.2
PENNSYLVANIA
13.7 18.3 19.1 23.3 32.8 60.6 72.5
PUERTO RICO
20.4 16.6 13.6 20.0 27.4 NR NR
RHODE ISLAND
14.6 12.0 16.5 21.5 22.5 57.7 69.6
SOUTH CAROLINA
17.5 23.7 29.2 32.9 24.2 52.7 39.3
SOUTH DAKOTA
26.8 49.0 57.2 66.3 76.9 66.5 83.0
TENNESSEE
20.2 17.4 23.6 30.6 36.2 60.2 60.4
TEXAS - A/
12.0 12.8 17.5 24.0 28.7 25.7 41.2
UTAH
35.4 44.0 50.5 44.8 55.2 79.3 87.1
VERMONT
15.2 15.8 15.1 20.5 22.0 53.8 60.6
VIRGIN ISLANDS
19.0 18.9 22.9 24.9 14.8 NR NR
VIRGINIA
26.6 36.3 19.5 24.1 34.8 20.0 23.7
WASHINGTON
31.8 34.7 37.3 46.6 65.8 24.9 49.7
WEST VIRGINIA
14.1 20.8 28.2 29.9 26.1 32.4 25.8
WISCONSIN
33.3 30.9 31.7 35.6 60.6 56.6 76.9
WYOMING
33.8 42.5 51.8 46.7 68.4 47.9 81.7

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THE AFDC PARTICIPATION RATES WERE AS FOLLOWS: 11% - 1992 AND 1993; 15% - 1994; 20% - 1995.

THE AFDC-UP RATES WERE 50% IN 1995 AND 60% IN 1996.

NOTE: THE TABLE IS BASED ON THE BEST AVAILABLE DATA REPORTED BY STATES.

NR INDICATES STATE DOES NOT REPORT DATA. NA INDICATES THAT DATA IS NOT AVAILABLE.

A/ THE STATE HAS A WAIVER OF STATEWIDENES. ALL STATES WERE REQUIRED TO MAKE THE JOBS PROGRAM AVAILABLE STATEWIDE OCTOBER 1, 1992.

B/ THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE 3RD QUARTER DATA FOR AFDC AND 3RD AND 4TH QUARTER DATA FOR AFDC-UP IN 1995.

ACF/OPRE/DDCA 10/10/97