Federal Aid to Help Texas, Other States Improve Workforce Data

Texas is one of 10 states that are receiving federal grants designed to improve the quality of data about the workforce.

Texas is receiving about $2.1 million from the U.S. Department of Labor, whereas most states are receiving about $1 million. The department says the money will help states build and improve databases that contain information about training programs and employment services.

The databases also allow for collection of information about participants in those programs.

The department says the databases will allow states such as Texas "to conduct research and analysis aimed at determining the effectiveness of workforce and educational programs."

The other states receiving grants are California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey and Wisconsin.

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