Workforce Investment Boards are the backbone of the nation’s workforce development system. Established by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and continued under the recently enacted Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, nearly 600 WIBs across the country administer the nation’s reemployment services and job training programs and coordinate a host of other services through their service centers to assist people in finding jobs. The Upjohn Institute has compiled an interactive map containing all of the nation's Workforce Investment Areas. Available are the most recent statistics on the employment outcomes and characteristics of WIA Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth participants, along with each area’s unemployment rates.
Other map features include a set of predefined queries (click on this button at the top left of the map to access queries) and the downloadable database used to create the map (click on the arrow at the bottom of the map for this feature). To download the entire set of data, click on the arrow in the grey box at the bottom of the map. A spreadsheet labeled "U.S. Workforce Board Investment Areas" will appear. Click the "Options" tab in the upper left corner above that label. Then click "Export to CSV." The data are obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Investment Area Standardized Record Data (WIASRD) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are updated whenever new data are released.