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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

Pennsylvania payrolls up, jobless rate down in February

The gap between Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate and the national rate is among the widest it has been in decades.

By The Associated Press

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

Pennsylvania logs the lowest layoff rate in the country as employers fight to hold on to workers

“That’s a remarkable number. We had never seen a number like that … in any state across the nation.”

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Pennsylvania payrolls grew in December amid labor shortage

Pennsylvania’s payrolls grew again in December as the unemployment rate fell for the 10th straight month.

By The Associated Press
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