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Pennsylvania jobless rate fell in March, as payrolls grew

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate fell slightly in March

By The Associated Press

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Pennsylvania jobless rate fell in March, as payrolls grew

Payrolls across the commonwealth expanded in February by 24,000, closer to 5.7 million.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania promises quicker, easier jobless claims system

After a year of frustration over long waits for benefits, jammed phone lines and confusing filing procedures, Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry is promising a much quicker and easier unemployment compensation claims filing system.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

‘I’ve had no income for months’: Pennsylvanians still can’t get the unemployment they’re owed

Many observers and advocates say Pennsylvania’s problems in this area run too deep for a quick fix – a combination of years of underfunding and staff cuts, a complicated unemployment system, and the bad timing of the pandemic striking prior to a major IT modernization

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

As thousands of unemployment claims expire, Pennsylvanians refile, wait on federal benefits

Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians like McCreary have or will reach the end of their state unemployment benefits this month and next.

By Rebecca Moss/Spotlight PA