The Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: Enrollee Outcomes One Year After Program Entry. Exhibit A.2 History of the Employment and Earnings of Welfare-to-Work Enrollees at the Time of Program Entry (Percentages)

02/01/2004

Exhibit A.2
History of the Employment and Earnings of Welfare-to-Work Enrollees
at the Time of Program Entry
(Percentages)
  Baltimore Co. Boston Chicago Ft. Worth Milwaukee Nashville Philadelphia Phoenix St. Lucie Co., FL West Virginia Yakima, WA
Employment History
Currently employed 83 6 3 15 25 27 8 3 72 5 6
EmployedВ inВ theВ past 17 88 89 82 72 71 82 92 28 79 86
Never employed in the past 1 7 7 3 4 2 10 4 0 16 8
Earnings in Last 12 Months
< $1,000 19 68 64 61 65 64 73 62 25 76 NA
$1,000 - <$5,000 16 20 25 23 26 25 21 26 31 17 NA
$5,000 - <$10,000 30 7 6 9 5 8 5 8 32 6 NA
>$10,000 36 5 4 7 3 3 2 4 12 1 NA
Hourly Wage Rate, Most Recent Joba
<$5 1 3 3 5 2 4 2 2 1 19 NA
$5 - < $7 24 18 43 43 35 42 51 40 58 59 NA
$7 - < $9 39 34 36 30 41 43 31 35 32 16 NA
> $9 36 44 18 21 22 11 16 22 10 7 NA
Sample Size 121 797 1,915 996 276 643 1,279 286 168 290 369
Source: 1999-2002 baseline survey of Welfare-to-Work enrollees.
Note: The survey data have been weighted to be representative of all WtW enrollees in the respective sites. Survey item nonresponse may cause the sample sizes for specific variables to be smaller than those shown.
a If previously employed.
NA = not available.

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