High Unemployment Areas
The Panel funds training in high unemployment areas (HUA).
HUA training focuses on workers who have full-time jobs and fairly stable employment but earn low wages and lack the essential job skills necessary to improve their employment opportunities.
- Review list of current ETP HUA Eligibility for county and city rates
- Review ETP’s Regulation Section 4429 (High Unemployment Areas)
The Panel utilizes the Employment Development Department’s (EDD) Labor Market Information data to define HUAs as follows:
|If State Average Unemployment Rate Is:||High Unemployment Areas Are Defined As:|
|Less than 10% >>||
Counties with an unemployment rate 25 percent higher than the State average.
|10% or Higher >>||
Counties with an unemployment rate 15 percent higher than the State average.