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Careers that Work; leveraging the talents and contributions of older workers

Many aspects of the labor force has changed during the past two years, as workers left jobs for new careers and some retired early to explore other opportunities.

By Merideth Bucher

Officials say they’re continuing to fight fraud involving Pennsylvania’s beleaguered unemployment system

The state has struggled to distinguish between fraudulent and legitimate claims, which some said led many unemployed Pennsylvanians to deal with cumbersome verification systems designed to root out fraud.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Unemployment refunds going out to those Pa. overcharged five years after issue discovered

In all, the agency estimates it owes $19.4 million to tens of thousands of people who were erroneously charged an inflated interest rate between 2006 and 2016.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

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Updated: July 14, 2021 | 10:05 am

‘Human error,’ lack of oversight led to multimillion-dollar unemployment mistake, Wolf admin discloses

An internal investigation was completed in mid-2017, but a summary of the probe was not released until recently.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Updated: July 12, 2021 | 2:00 pm

Department of Labor admits it overcharged unemployed Pennsylvanians millions of dollars

The agency will send millions in refunds to roughly 250,000 people after months of inquiries from Spotlight PA about the issue.

By Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA

Updated: June 17, 2021 | 1:10 pm

L&I celebrates new unemployment system wins, but advocates say problems remain

An advocacy group says people who are out of work are still running into technical problems with the system while the state is overlooking those who were getting paid before the change, but aren’t now.

By Sam Dunklau

What you need to know about Pennsylvania’s new unemployment system

Pennsylvania will unveil its new unemployment compensation portal Tuesday, replacing a 40-year-old system that was stretched thin during last year’s record unemployment.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Pennsylvania plans to bring back unemployment work search requirements

Starting July 18, people receiving unemployment money will have to once again prove they’re looking for work to keep payments flowing.

By Sam Dunklau

Pennsylvania jobless rate fell in March, as payrolls grew

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate fell slightly in March

By The Associated Press

‘Answer the phone!’ Unemployed rally for more state assistance

Dozens of unemployed workers and their supporters rallied in downtown Pittsburgh outside of Gov. Tom Wolf’s regional office, calling for improvements to Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA