WIOA Performance Data

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. WIOA seeks to more fully integrate states’ workforce and talent development systems to better serve employers and job seekers.

Under the WIOA, the Governor of each State must submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor that outlines a four-year strategy for the State‚Äôs workforce development system. The State of Maine last submitted its’ Unified State Plan in FY 2018, which can be reviewed by the public: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/wioa/state-plans/me.pdf

National Level Data

At the federal level, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) oversees the performance accountability provision of WIOA to obtain valid, accurate, and comparable results across states to inform policy and program decision making. ETA coordinates with the Department of Education on the establishment of WIOA indicators of performance, manages the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI), and oversees the maintenance of wage record exchange systems for state and other grantees to verify performance outcomes. Data on their yearly performance metrics can be found here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/performance

Overview data for the most recent fiscal year is as follows:

Program Year 2018
(July 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020)
Participants Served
WIOA Adult WIOA Dislocated Worker WIOA Youth Wagner-Peyser
Total 640,822 413,948 154,120 3,807,065
Received Training 158,225 68,076 53,804 N/A
Primary Indicators of Performance
Employment Rate in the 2nd Quarter after Exit* 71.3% 70.9% 73.1% 68.3%
Employment Rate in the 4th Quarter after Exit* 70.9% 71.7% 72.6% 67.9%
Median Earnings in the 2nd Quarter after Exit $6,170 $7,377 $3,326 $5,789
Credential Attainment Rate** 62.3% 66.6% 62.6%
Measurable Skill Gains** 48.0% 43.5% 47.0%

*This indicator also includes those who entered into a training or education program for the Youth program.
**Credential Rate and Measurable Skill Gains do not apply to the Wagner-Peyser program.

Source: PY 2018 WIOA National Performance Summary

Our Regional Data

The Central Western Maine Workforce Development Board keeps its own tally regarding how we meet these metrics in our local area.

Overview data for the most recent fiscal year on our side is as follows:

Program Year 2018
(July 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020)
Participants Served
WIOA Adult WIOA Dislocated Worker WIOA Youth
Total 1,301 431 561
Received Training 113 65 131
Primary Indicators of Performance
Employment Rate in the 2nd Quarter after Exit* 80.46% 79.31% 70.18%
Employment Rate in the 4th Quarter after Exit* 75.49% 75.47% 71.0%
Median Earnings in the 2nd Quarter after Exit $5,917 $6,597
Credential Attainment Rate** 61.0% 60.0% 49.0%
Measurable Skill Gains** 37.29% 42.86% 53.13%
Source: PY 2019 Quarter 3 Narrative Report