Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2019 Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL), 24818-24819 [2019-11102]

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(‘‘the Act’’), Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (‘‘CONFERS’’) filed written VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 Title I of WIOA requires the U.S. Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to update and publish the LLSIL tables annually, for uses described in the law (including determining eligibility for youth). WIOA defines the term ‘‘low income individual’’ as one whose total family annual income does not exceed the higher level of the poverty line or 70 percent of the LLSIL. This issuance provides the Secretary’s annual LLSIL for 2019 and references the current 2019 Health and Human Services ‘‘Poverty Guidelines.’’ DATES: This notice is applicable May 29, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Wright, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room C–4526, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–2870; Fax: 202–693–3015 (these are not toll-free numbers); Email address: wright.samuel.e@dol.gov. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via Text Telephone (TTY/TDD) by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1– 877–889–5627 (TTY/TDD). For Further Information or Questions on Federal Youth Employment Programs: Please contact Jennifer Kemp, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N– 4464, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202–693–3377; Fax: 202– 693–3113 (these are not toll-free numbers); Email:kemp.jennifer.n@ dol.gov. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877–889–5627 (TTY/ TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of WIOA is to provide workforce investment activities through statewide and local workforce investment systems that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants. WIOA programs are intended to increase the occupational skill attainment by participants and the quality of the workforce, thereby reducing welfare dependency and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the Nation. LLSIL is used for several purposes under the WIOA. Specifically, WIOA SEC.3(36) defines the term ‘‘low income individual’’ for eligibility purposes, and Sections 127(b)(2)(C) and 132(b)(1)(B)(V)(IV) define the terms ‘‘disadvantaged youth’’ and ‘‘disadvantaged adult’’ in terms of the poverty line or LLSIL for State formula allotments. The governor and state and local workforce development boards use the LLSIL for determining eligibility for youth and adults for certain services. ETA encourages governors and state/ local boards to consult the WIOA Final Rule and ETA guidance for more specific guidance in applying LLSIL to program requirements. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the most current poverty-level guidelines in the Federal Register on January 11, 2019 (Volume 84, Number 22), pp. 1167– 1168. The HHS 2019 Poverty guidelines E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES may also be found on the internet at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines. ETA will have the 2019 LLSIL available on its website at http://www.doleta.gov/ llsil. WIOA Section 3(36)(B) defines LLSIL as ‘‘that income level (adjusted for regional, metropolitan, urban and rural differences and family size) determined annually by the Secretary [of Labor] based on the most recent lower living family budget issued by the Secretary.’’ The most recent lower living family budget was issued by the Secretary in fall 1981. The four-person urban family budget estimates, previously published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provided the basis for the Secretary to determine the LLSIL. BLS terminated the four-person family budget series in 1982, after publication of the fall 1981 estimates. Currently, BLS provides data to ETA, which ETA then uses to develop the LLSIL tables, as provided in the Appendices to this Federal Register notice. This notice updates the LLSIL to reflect cost of living increases for 2018, by calculating the percentage change in the most recent 2018 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) for an area to the 2018 CPI–U, and then applying this calculation to each of the May 29, 2018 LLSIL figures (published in the Federal Register of May 29, 2018, at Vol. 83, No.103 pp. 24495–24501) for the 2019 LLSIL. Microsoft Excel files are used in place of the LLSIL tables that were published in the Federal Register notice in previous years. The LLSIL tables will be available on the ETA LLSIL website at http://www.doleta.gov/llsil. The website contains updated figures for a four-person family in Table 1, listed by region for both metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. Incomes in all of the tables are rounded up to the nearest dollar. Since program eligibility for low-income individuals, ‘‘disadvantaged adults,’’ and ‘‘disadvantaged youth’’ may be determined by family income at 70 percent of the LLSIL, pursuant to WIOA Section 3 (36)(A)(ii) and Section 3(36)(B), respectively, those figures are listed as well. I. Jurisdictions Jurisdictions included in the various regions, based generally on the Census Regions of the U.S. Department of Commerce, are as follows: A. Northeast Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 B. Midwest Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. C. South Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Northern Marianas, Oklahoma, Palau, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Micronesia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. D. West Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Additionally, the LLSIL Excel file provides separate figures for Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. Data for 23 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are also available. These are based on annual CPI–U changes for a 12-month period ending in December 2018. The updated LLSIL figures for these MSAs and 70 percent of LLSIL are also available in the LLISL Excel file. The LLSIL Excel file also lists each of the various figures at 70 percent of the updated 2018 LLSIL for family sizes of one to six persons. Please note, for families larger than six persons, an amount equal to the difference between the six-person and the five-person family income levels should be added to the six-person family income level for each additional person in the family. Where the poverty level for a particular family size is greater than the corresponding 70 percent of the LLSIL figure, the figure is shaded. The LLSIL Excel file also indicates 100 percent of LLSIL for family sizes of one to six, and is used to determine selfsufficiency as noted at Section 3 (36)(A)(ii) and Section 3 (36)(B) of WIOA. II. Use of These Data Governors should designate the appropriate LLSILs for use within the State using the LLSIL Excel files on the website. The governor’s designation may be provided by disseminating information on MSAs and metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas within the state or it may involve further calculations. An area can be part of multiple LLSIL geographies. For example, an area in the State of New Jersey may have four or more LLSIL figures. All cities, towns, and counties that are part of a metro area in New Jersey are a part of the Northeast metropolitan; some of these areas can PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24819 also be a portion of the New York City MSA. New Jersey also has areas that are part of the Philadelphia MSA, a less populated area in New Jersey may be a part of the Northeast non-metropolitan. If a workforce investment area includes areas that would be covered by more than one LLSIL figure, the governor may determine which is to be used. A state’s policies and measures for the workforce investment system shall be accepted by the Secretary to the extent that they are consistent with WIOA and WIOA regulations. III. Disclaimer on Statistical Uses It should be noted that publication of these figures is only for the purpose of meeting the requirements specified by WIOA as defined in the law and regulations. BLS has not revised the lower living family budget since 1981, and has no plans to do so. The fourperson urban family budget estimates series has been terminated. The CPI–U adjustments used to update LLSIL for this publication are not precisely comparable, most notably because certain tax items were included in the 1981 LLSIL, but are not in the CPI–U. Thus, these figures should not be used for any statistical purposes, and are valid only for those purposes under WIOA as defined in the law and regulations. Molly E. Conway, Acting Assistant Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 29, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2019 Lower Living 
Standard Income Level (LLSIL)

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Title I of WIOA requires the U.S. Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) to update and publish the LLSIL tables annually, for uses 
described in the law (including determining eligibility for youth). 
WIOA defines the term ``low income individual'' as one whose total 
family annual income does not exceed the higher level of the poverty 
line or 70 percent of the LLSIL. This issuance provides the Secretary's 
annual LLSIL for 2019 and references the current 2019 Health and Human 
Services ``Poverty Guidelines.''

DATES: This notice is applicable May 29, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Wright, Department of Labor, 
Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Room C-4526, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202-693-2870; Fax: 202-
693-3015 (these are not toll-free numbers); Email address: 
[email protected]. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments 
may access the telephone number above via Text Telephone (TTY/TDD) by 
calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-877-889-
5627 (TTY/TDD).
    For Further Information or Questions on Federal Youth Employment 
Programs: Please contact Jennifer Kemp, Department of Labor, Employment 
and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4464, 
Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202-693-3377; Fax: 202-693-3113 (these 
are not toll-free numbers); Email:[email protected]. Individuals 
with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number 
above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of WIOA is to provide workforce 
investment activities through statewide and local workforce investment 
systems that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of 
participants. WIOA programs are intended to increase the occupational 
skill attainment by participants and the quality of the workforce, 
thereby reducing welfare dependency and enhancing the productivity and 
competitiveness of the Nation.
    LLSIL is used for several purposes under the WIOA. Specifically, 
WIOA SEC.3(36) defines the term ``low income individual'' for 
eligibility purposes, and Sections 127(b)(2)(C) and 132(b)(1)(B)(V)(IV) 
define the terms ``disadvantaged youth'' and ``disadvantaged adult'' in 
terms of the poverty line or LLSIL for State formula allotments. The 
governor and state and local workforce development boards use the LLSIL 
for determining eligibility for youth and adults for certain services. 
ETA encourages governors and state/local boards to consult the WIOA 
Final Rule and ETA guidance for more specific guidance in applying 
LLSIL to program requirements. The U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) published the most current poverty-level guidelines in 
the Federal Register on January 11, 2019 (Volume 84, Number 22), pp. 
1167-1168. The HHS 2019 Poverty guidelines

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may also be found on the internet at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines. ETA will have the 2019 LLSIL available on its website at 
http://www.doleta.gov/llsil.
    WIOA Section 3(36)(B) defines LLSIL as ``that income level 
(adjusted for regional, metropolitan, urban and rural differences and 
family size) determined annually by the Secretary [of Labor] based on 
the most recent lower living family budget issued by the Secretary.'' 
The most recent lower living family budget was issued by the Secretary 
in fall 1981. The four-person urban family budget estimates, previously 
published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provided the 
basis for the Secretary to determine the LLSIL. BLS terminated the 
four-person family budget series in 1982, after publication of the fall 
1981 estimates. Currently, BLS provides data to ETA, which ETA then 
uses to develop the LLSIL tables, as provided in the Appendices to this 
Federal Register notice.
    This notice updates the LLSIL to reflect cost of living increases 
for 2018, by calculating the percentage change in the most recent 2018 
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for an area to the 
2018 CPI-U, and then applying this calculation to each of the May 29, 
2018 LLSIL figures (published in the Federal Register of May 29, 2018, 
at Vol. 83, No.103 pp. 24495-24501) for the 2019 LLSIL.
    Microsoft Excel files are used in place of the LLSIL tables that 
were published in the Federal Register notice in previous years. The 
LLSIL tables will be available on the ETA LLSIL website at http://www.doleta.gov/llsil.
    The website contains updated figures for a four-person family in 
Table 1, listed by region for both metropolitan and non-metropolitan 
areas. Incomes in all of the tables are rounded up to the nearest 
dollar. Since program eligibility for low-income individuals, 
``disadvantaged adults,'' and ``disadvantaged youth'' may be determined 
by family income at 70 percent of the LLSIL, pursuant to WIOA Section 3 
(36)(A)(ii) and Section 3(36)(B), respectively, those figures are 
listed as well.

I. Jurisdictions

    Jurisdictions included in the various regions, based generally on 
the Census Regions of the U.S. Department of Commerce, are as follows:

A. Northeast

    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New 
York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

B. Midwest

    Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, 
Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

C. South

    Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, 
Florida, Georgia, Northern Marianas, Oklahoma, Palau, Puerto Rico, 
South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, Marshall Islands, Maryland, 
Micronesia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, 
and West Virginia.

D. West

    Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, 
Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
    Additionally, the LLSIL Excel file provides separate figures for 
Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam.
    Data for 23 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are also 
available. These are based on annual CPI-U changes for a 12-month 
period ending in December 2018. The updated LLSIL figures for these 
MSAs and 70 percent of LLSIL are also available in the LLISL Excel 
file.
    The LLSIL Excel file also lists each of the various figures at 70 
percent of the updated 2018 LLSIL for family sizes of one to six 
persons. Please note, for families larger than six persons, an amount 
equal to the difference between the six-person and the five-person 
family income levels should be added to the six-person family income 
level for each additional person in the family. Where the poverty level 
for a particular family size is greater than the corresponding 70 
percent of the LLSIL figure, the figure is shaded.
    The LLSIL Excel file also indicates 100 percent of LLSIL for family 
sizes of one to six, and is used to determine self-sufficiency as noted 
at Section 3 (36)(A)(ii) and Section 3 (36)(B) of WIOA.

II. Use of These Data

    Governors should designate the appropriate LLSILs for use within 
the State using the LLSIL Excel files on the website. The governor's 
designation may be provided by disseminating information on MSAs and 
metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas within the state or it may 
involve further calculations. An area can be part of multiple LLSIL 
geographies. For example, an area in the State of New Jersey may have 
four or more LLSIL figures. All cities, towns, and counties that are 
part of a metro area in New Jersey are a part of the Northeast 
metropolitan; some of these areas can also be a portion of the New York 
City MSA. New Jersey also has areas that are part of the Philadelphia 
MSA, a less populated area in New Jersey may be a part of the Northeast 
non-metropolitan. If a workforce investment area includes areas that 
would be covered by more than one LLSIL figure, the governor may 
determine which is to be used.
    A state's policies and measures for the workforce investment system 
shall be accepted by the Secretary to the extent that they are 
consistent with WIOA and WIOA regulations.

III. Disclaimer on Statistical Uses

    It should be noted that publication of these figures is only for 
the purpose of meeting the requirements specified by WIOA as defined in 
the law and regulations. BLS has not revised the lower living family 
budget since 1981, and has no plans to do so. The four-person urban 
family budget estimates series has been terminated. The CPI-U 
adjustments used to update LLSIL for this publication are not precisely 
comparable, most notably because certain tax items were included in the 
1981 LLSIL, but are not in the CPI-U. Thus, these figures should not be 
used for any statistical purposes, and are valid only for those 
purposes under WIOA as defined in the law and regulations.

Molly E. Conway,
Acting Assistant Secretary.
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