Working & The Economy

Expert: No sector of Pa. economy left untouched by COVID-19 downturn

Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry reported last week that 650,000 people applied for unemployment between March 15 and March 25. Overall, Pennsylvania represents about 11.5 percent of all U.S. jobless claims filed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 in Philly: Coronavirus crisis sparks increased demand for food pantries

Demand for services has never been greater. From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, here's how you can help your neighbors in need.

SEPTA to further cut Regional Rail service, suspend overnight subway service

Starting on Monday, SEPTA will suspend overnight service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines between 1 and 4:30 a.m.

New Pa. database tries to connect frontline COVID-19 responders to child care providers

The interactive map, which was published on the Department of Human Services website on Friday, catalogues the 700 child care providers that have been granted waivers to operate since Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all schools and day care centers to shutter on March 17.

Wolf vetoes multi-million methane tax credit, gas allies push for override

This story was updated at 1:48 pm with additional information.Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a multi-million dollar tax credit for petrochemical manufacturing.Wolf had promised the veto in early February as the bill passed the...

Philly caseworkers take leave, DHS closes offices after COVID-19 diagnoses

This story was updated at 1:26 pm with additional information on the Elmwood office and 2:52 pm with additional information.Workers at two state Department of Human Services offices in Philadelphia who were ordered to...

Greater Philly YMCA cuts 3,400 jobs in biggest layoff in Pa.

By Philadelphia Tribune StaffPHILADELPHIA -- The Greater Philadelphia YMCA has laid off the bulk of its workforce, cutting 3,400 jobs, in what appears to be the biggest layoff in the state since the start of...

Beware the COVID-19 scam artists | Ray E. Landis

Technology has brought more sophistication to the dark world of fraud and victims are often in more danger than losing $20 for a bottle of fake pills.

‘We’re just trying to fill the void, ease the pain:’ Across Lancaster, Pa., volunteers...

Dozens of individuals and groups in Lancaster city are finding ways to support their vulnerable neighbors, even as they ride out the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 in Pa.: As businesses close, 650,000 Pennsylvanians applied for unemployment benefits

Almost 650,000 Pennsylvanians applied for unemployment since Sunday, March 15. There are 6.55 million Pennsylvanians in the labor force.