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Labor Surplus Area List Issued

Posted by LMI Win-Win Network - On June 13, 2013 (EST)

2014 Labor Surplus Area List Issued


The U.S. Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has issued the list of 2014 labor surplus areas (LSA’s).  A labor surplus area is a statutorily-defined locality that (with some exceptions) has experienced an unemployment rate that is 20% higher than the national average for 2 years.  Some Federal, state and local programs use LSA designations to determine eligibility, so your state or locality may be able to greatly benefit from understanding whether you qualify as an LSA.  ETA designates LSA's annually (effective each October 1st), with periodic updates to designate additional LSA's for areas that qualify under special circumstances.


The Federal Register Notice announcing the 2014 LSA designations was published on October 23, 2013, effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014 (publication was delayed due to the Federal shutdown). The actual LSA listing, a map of LSAs and other related information (including the guidelines for previous years) can be found at FY 2014 Labor Surplus Area List. 


You can also find the LSA list itself here.


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