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New Pandemic Unemployment Assistance payments paused in Pennsylvania due to uptick in suspicious claims

PUA was created through the federal CARES Act and is easier to apply for than other forms of unemployment benefits. As a result, it has extended benefits to millions of non-traditional workers, such as temps and gig workers, but it’s also been the target of fraud nationwide, with scammers often using the stolen identities of real people to apply.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Understanding Pennsylvania’s wave of unemployment claims

Experts highlight factors that make state unique
By Emily Previti/PA Post

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Unemployment rises, but Pennsylvania payrolls hit new record

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate ticked upward to 4.7% in January.

By The Associated Press

Pa. couldn’t process unemployment for four days. Now 2,500 people may get late checks.

It’s unclear exactly what went wrong with the commonwealth’s dated system, but from Thursday to Sunday, a crash kept unemployed people from filing claims.
By Katie Meyer

Sysco agrees to settle gender discrimination allegations in Harrisburg, other cities

The U.S. Department of Labor reported over 200 female applicants experienced discrimination between November 2013 and December 2014. It says an investigation revealed the claims were tied to “outbound selector positions” in Jessup and Pocomoke City, Maryland; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Harrisonburg, Virginia.

By The Associated Press