FY 2008 List of Labor Surplus Areas
The Employment and Training Administration has
announced the annual list of labor surplus areas for Fiscal Year (FY
2008). This list of labor surplus areas is effective Oct. 1, 2007, for
all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The Department of Labor's regulations implementing Executive Orders
10582 are set forth at 20 CFR Part 654, Subparts A and B.
These regulations require the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) to classify jurisdictions
as labor surplus areas pursuant to the criteria specified in the
regulations and to publish annually a list of labor surplus areas.
In addition, the regulations provide exceptional circumstance criteria
for classifying labor surplus areas when catastrophic events, such as
natural disasters, plant closings, and contract cancellations are
expected to have a long-term impact on labor market area conditions,
discounting temporary or seasonal factors.
Oct. 5, 2007, FEDERAL REGISTER provides the full announcement, the
procedures for classifying labor surplus areas, and describes the
petition for exceptional circumstance consideration. The notice also
lists the addresses of state workforce agencies.
Access to the FY 2008 Labor Surplus Area Listing
For additional information, please contact Mr. Anthony D. Dais, Office
of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S-4231, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone:
(202) 693-2784 (This is not a toll-free number).