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FY24−25 Priority Goal

Strengthening America’s Safety Net for Workers

Goal leaders

Brent Parton

Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training

Employment and Training Administration (DOL)

Jim Garner


Office of Unemployment Insurance (DOL)

To achieve

By September 30, 2025, the Department will 1) increase intrastate first payments of unemployment benefits made within 21 days by at least 10 percent towards the regulatory target of 87 percent and 2) reduce the estimated improper payment rate of unemployment benefits. The Department will also plan and offer new, innovative technical assistance and grants to strengthen Unemployment Insurance (UI) service delivery, fraud prevention, and equitable access.

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