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Updated: August 16, 2022 | 3:44 pm

Pa. works to tackle unemployment compensation problems. Advocates want the job done right.

Advocates say some people applying for state unemployment benefits have had trouble doing so for the last two years. They’re asking Pennsylvania’s Labor & Industry Department to more fully address those issues.

By Sam Dunklau

Part of Pennsylvania’s persistent Unemployment Compensation backlog? Not enough workers

More than two years after the first pandemic-related business shutdowns, tens of thousands of unemployment claims continue to plague Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

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Unemployment fraud problems continue for state, laid-off claimants in Pennsylvania

440,000 unemployment claims have been flagged as potentially fraudulent between when its new computer system went online last summer and the end of 2021.
By Kate Giammarise/WESA

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

Federal aid ending for hundreds of thousands in Pennsylvania

In the first week of August, roughly 640,000 people were receiving the extra $300 per week.

By The Associated Press

Pa. cracking down on unemployment comp fraud with new ID verification measures

Cyber criminals have been targeting public benefits across the country throughout the pandemic, harvesting personal information that has been leaked through various data breaches to file new claims on behalf of real people.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY
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