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Pennsylvania’s labor force shrank, payrolls flat in August

Payrolls remained virtually flat as employers, such as restaurants and school bus companies, struggle to find enough employees.

By The Associated Press

Pa. to refund $19 million to 109,000 people it overcharged in unemployment benefit error

The state first learned it had overcharged thousands of people unemployment interest in 2016, but didn’t disclose it until Spotlight PA asked about the problem.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

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Pennsylvania jobless rate down, payrolls up 29K in July

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.6%, the state Department of Labor and Industry said.

By The Associated Press

Unemployed advocates call for benefits to be restored

Advocates for out-of-work Pennsylvanians are calling on the state Department of Labor and Industry to reinstate unemployment benefits that they allege have been improperly halted for thousands of claimants.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Pennsylvania jobless rate down slightly, payrolls up in June

The national rate was 5.9% in June, a whole point below Pennsylvania’s.

By The Associated Press

Pa. updated its unemployment compensation system. Then cyber fraud spiked

“What Pennsylvania is seeing is very common across the country,” said James Lee, COO of the Identity Theft Resource Center.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

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