Women's Unemployment Rate Under President Trump Lowest in 65 Years

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Women's Unemployment Rate Under President Trump Lowest in 65 Years

September unemployment numbers

The women’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in September – matching the lowest level since 1953. With 134,000 new jobs created last month, 4.2 million new jobs have been created since November 2016. Click here to learn more.

Women's Bureau Hosts Ivanka Trump at Child Care Listening Session

On October 25, the Women’s Bureau hosted Ivanka Trump at a listening session in Gulfport, Mississippi, that focused on the innovative solutions state officials, employers, community leaders, advocates, and others are implementing to help Mississippi families access affordable, quality child care.

The Women’s Bureau has held similar listening sessions in Boston, New York, Kansas City, San Francisco, Fort Worth, Yakima, Davenport, Denver, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Ivanka Trump attended the last child care listening session, held in Gulfport, Mississippi on October 25, 2018

Women's Bureau Attends Women Build Nations Conference in Seattle, WA

Tradeswomen pose with Dr. Greene at the Women Build Nations conference.

On October 13, Director Patti Greene, along with Regional Administrators Betty Locke and Jackie Cooke, attended the Women Build Nations Conference in Seattle, Washington. Director Greene highlighted the Administration’s commitment to encouraging an economy that expands opportunity for all Americans, and focused on how work-based educational opportunities, like apprenticeships, can help women access good, safe, family-sustaining jobs.

Director Greene Highlights Economic Optimism with Women Small Business Owners

On September 24, Director Greene delivered remarks at the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) conference. Director Greene highlighted the Administration’s commitment to expanding opportunity by advocating for occupational licensing reform, and expanding access to quality, affordable health care for America’s small businesses and their employees through Association Health Plans.

Dr. Greene Receives Award

In Case You Missed It: WANTO Awardees Announced

Woman Construction Worker

On September 26, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded nearly $1.5 million through the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant program. The grants help organizations recruit, train, and retain more American women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, and pursue careers in manufacturing, infrastructure, and cybersecurity, among other industries. Click here for more information on the grant program and the 2018 awardees.

From Our DOL Colleagues: HIRE Vets Medallion Program Applications Open in January

Have you heard about the U.S. Department of Labor's new HIRE Vets Medallion Award? Created by legislation signed by President Trump in 2017, the HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal veterans’ employment award that recognizes small, medium, and large employers' commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. The Department will be accepting applications beginning in January 2019 for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award. Click here for more info.

VETS Medallions