Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:00 PM ~ 4:30 PM ET

Natural disaster assessments rarely include a consideration of disruptions and impacts to the labor market. This Webinar will demonstrate a step-by-step method for using the Census Bureau’s OnTheMap (OTM) Web application to study labor market characteristics in disaster-impacted areas. The presenters will also discuss use of the OTM area profile and labor shed reports to estimate the number of disaster-related unemployment insurance initial claims that may result from a disaster event.


Anthony Dais, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration


George Putnam, Assistant Manager, Illinois Department of Employment Security

Allan Ross, Program Manager, Local Employment Dynamics, Illinois Department of Employment Security