area of substantial unemployment
(2) Definitions For the purpose of the formula specified in paragraph (1)(C): (A) Allotment percentage The term “allotment percentage”, used with respect to fiscal year 2015 or a subsequent fiscal year, means a percentage of the remainder described in paragraph (1)(C)(i) that is received through an allotment made under paragraph (1)(C) for the fiscal year. The term, used with respect to fiscal year 2014, means the percentage of the amount allotted to States under section 127(b)(1)(C) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 [ 29 U.S.C. 2852(b)(1)(C) ] (as in effect on the day before July 22, 2014 ) that is received under such section by the State involved for fiscal year 2014. (B) Area of substantial unemployment The term “area of substantial unemployment” means any area that is of sufficient size and scope to sustain a program of workforce investment activities carried out under this part and that has an average rate of unemployment of at least 6.5 percent for the most recent 12 months, as determined by the Secretary. For purposes of this subparagraph, determinations of areas of substantial unemployment shall be made once each fiscal year. (C) Disadvantaged youth Subject to paragraph (3), the term “disadvantaged youth” means an individual who is age 16 through 21 who received an income, or is a member of a family that received a total family income, that, in relation to family size, does not exceed the higher of— (i) the poverty line; or (ii) 70 percent of the lower living standard income level. (D) Excess number The term “excess number” means, used with respect to the excess number of unemployed individuals within a State, the higher of— (i) the number that represents the number of unemployed individuals in excess of 4.5 percent of the civilian labor force in the State; or (ii) the number that represents the number of unemployed individuals in excess of 4.5 percent of the civilian labor force in areas of substantial unemployment in such State. (E) Low-income level The term “low-income level” means $7,000 with respect to income in 1969, and for any later year means that amount that bears the same relationship to $7,000 as the Consumer Price Index for that year bears to the Consumer Price Index for 1969, rounded to the nearest $1,000.