Glossary

All A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Acronyms

  • Labor Federation
    An alliance of two or more organized labor unions for the purpose of mutual support and action.
  • Labor Market Area

    A Labor Market Area is an economically integrated geographic area within which individuals can reside and find employment within a reasonable distance or can readily change employment without changing their place of residence. Such an area shall be identified in accordance with criteria used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor in defining such areas or similar criteria established by a Governor.

  • Labor Market Information

    Labor Market Information is labor related information about unemployment, industries, occupations, etc. LMI covers economic, social, demographic, and labor force data. It describes the characteristics of the supply of labor (the people who are workers or potential workers in the labor market) and provides information on the job opportunities in the labor market (current and projected needs of current and future employers). Sources of LMI often give historical, current, and forecast information to satisfy the different users needs. https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/lmi/pages/default.aspx

  • Layoff Aversion
    ETA considers a layoff averted when a) A worker's job is saved with an existing employer that is at risk of downsizing or closing; or b) A worker at risk of dislocation transitions to a different job with the same employer or a new job with a different employer and experiences no or minimal unemployment.
  • LEP

    A Limited English Proficiency Individual is an adult or out-of-school youth who has limited ability in speaking, reading, writing or understanding the English language, and a) whose native language is a language other than English; or b) who lives in a family or community environment where a language other than English is the dominant language.

  • Life Skills
    Those skills which are included in adult literacy dealing with such topics as consumer economics, government and law, occupational knowledge, community resources, and health that are included into an educational agency's basic literacy skills course of study.
  • Limited English Proficiency Individual

    A Limited English Proficiency Individual is an adult or out-of-school youth who has limited ability in speaking, reading, writing or understanding the English language, and a) whose native language is a language other than English; or b) who lives in a family or community environment where a language other than English is the dominant language.

  • Literacy
    An individual's ability to read, write, and speak in English, compute, and solve problems, at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family of the individual, and in society.
  • LLSIL

    Lower Living Standard Income Level means 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.

  • LMA

    A Labor Market Area is an economically integrated geographic area within which individuals can reside and find employment within a reasonable distance or can readily change employment without changing their place of residence. Such an area shall be identified in accordance with criteria used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor in defining such areas or similar criteria established by a Governor.

  • LMI

    Labor Market Information is labor related information about unemployment, industries, occupations, etc. LMI covers economic, social, demographic, and labor force data. It describes the characteristics of the supply of labor (the people who are workers or potential workers in the labor market) and provides information on the job opportunities in the labor market (current and projected needs of current and future employers). Sources of LMI often give historical, current, and forecast information to satisfy the different users needs. https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/lmi/pages/default.aspx

  • LNG
    Literacy and Numeracy Gains (for Youth)
  • Local Area
    (See Local Workforce Innovation Area [formerly Local Workforce Development Area and Local Workforce Investment Area])
  • Local Board
    (See Local Workforce Innovation Board [formerly Local Workforce Development Board and Local Workforce Investment Board])
  • Local Educational Agency
    Has the meaning given the term in section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801).
  • Local Workforce Development Area
    Local Workforce Development Area (now known as LWIA)
  • Local Workforce Development Board
    Local Workforce Development Board (now known as LWIB)
  • Local Workforce Innovation Area

    A Local Workforce Innovation Area is a single county or multiple counties designated by the Governor, which allows for the receipt of an allotment under Sec. 127(b) or 132(b), with considerations consisting of the extent to which the areas - (i) are consistent with labor market areas in the State; (ii) are consistent with regional economic development areas in the State; and (iii) have available the Federal and non-Federal resources necessary to effectively administer activities under subtitle B and other applicable provisions of this Act, including whether the areas have the appropriate education and training providers, such as institutions of higher education and area career and technical education schools.

  • Local Workforce Innovation Board [formerly Local Workforce Investment Board]

    A Local Workforce Innovation Board is a group of business, workforce, governmental, and community leaders established, and certified by the Governor, to carry out the functions described at Sec. 107(d).

  • Long-Term Unemployed
    Individuals who have been unemployed for at least twelve (12) of the last twenty-six (26) weeks.
  • Lower Living Standard Income Level

    Lower Living Standard Income Level means 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.

  • Low-income Individual
    The term "low-income individual" means an individual who— (i) receives, or in the past 6 months has received, or is a member of a family that is receiving or in the past 6 months has received, assistance through the supplemental nutrition assistance program established under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.), the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families program under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), or the supplemental security income program established under title XVI of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.), or State or local income-based public assistance; (ii) is in a family with total family income that does not exceed the higher of— (I) the poverty line; or (II) 70 percent of the lower living standard income level; (iii) is a homeless individual (as defined in section 41403(6) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14043e–2(6))), or a homeless child or youth (as defined under section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(2))); (iv) receives or is eligible to receive a free or reduced price lunch under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.); (v) is a foster child on behalf of whom State or local government payments are made; or (vi) is an individual with a disability whose own income meets the income requirement of clause (ii), but who is a member of a family whose income does not meet this requirement.
  • LWDA
    Local Workforce Development Area (now known as LWIA)
  • LWDB
    Local Workforce Development Board (now known as LWIB)
  • LWIA

    A Local Workforce Innovation Area is a single county or multiple counties designated by the Governor, which allows for the receipt of an allotment under Sec. 127(b) or 132(b), with considerations consisting of the extent to which the areas - (i) are consistent with labor market areas in the State; (ii) are consistent with regional economic development areas in the State; and (iii) have available the Federal and non-Federal resources necessary to effectively administer activities under subtitle B and other applicable provisions of this Act, including whether the areas have the appropriate education and training providers, such as institutions of higher education and area career and technical education schools.

  • LWIB

    A Local Workforce Innovation Board is a group of business, workforce, governmental, and community leaders established, and certified by the Governor, to carry out the functions described at Sec. 107(d).