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Highlights from the President's FY 2018 Budget Request: Dept. of Labor

May 26, 2017

Unless otherwise noted, all FY 2018 figures are from the department’s budget justification, and all FY 2017 figures are from committee reports for the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) within the Department of Labor would receive $6.9 billion under the president’s proposed FY 2018 budget, a $3.1 billion (31.1 percent) decrease from the FY 2017 approved budget. Within the ETA, the budget would provide:

  • $732.5 million for Dislocated Worker Assistance, a $127.5 million (14.8 percent) decrease from FY 2017;
  • $490.4 million for Adult Training, a $325.2 million (39.9 percent) decrease from FY 2017; and,
  • $89.8 million for Apprenticeship Grants, a $5.2 million (5.4 percent) decrease from FY 2017.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics would receive $607.8 million in FY 2018 under the president’s proposed budget, a $1.2 million (0.2 percent) decrease from FY 2017.

The budget would provide $279.6 million for Veteran’s Employment and Training, a $600,000 (0.2 percent) increase from FY 2017. 

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