Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate stayed at 3.5% in August
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was unchanged between July and August, remaining at the record low rate of 3.5%, the state announced Friday. That low dates back to January 1976. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points below its August 2022 level of 4.3%, according to the Department of Labor and Industry. The national rate was […]
Pennsylvania sees ‘dramatic increase’ in reports of child labor law violations
Since January, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has opened 403 child labor investigations compared to 107 cases during the same period last year, marking a 276% increase.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to record low of 3.5% in July
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% in July, the lowest rate on record (dating back to January 1976), according to state data released on Friday. That’s a decline of three-tenths of a percentage point from June, according to the Department of Labor and Industry, and 0.8% percentage points lower than the July 2022 unemployment rate […]
Pa. unemployment rate drops to record low of 3.8% in June | Five for the Weekend
The commonwealth’s June 2023 unemployment rate is one-half of a percentage point below its June 2022 rate of 4.3%, state data shows.
Pa. Senate confirms Shapiro admin nominees to lead Labor & Industry, DDAP
The Senate voted to confirm the nominations of Nancy Walker as Secretary of the Department of Labor and Industry in a 49-1 vote, and Dr. Latika Davis-Jones as Secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs in a unanimous vote.
Pa.’s unemployment rate was 4% in May
The commonwealth’s May 2023 unemployment rate is three-tenths of a percent lower than its May 2022 rate of 4.3%, state data shows.
Broadband providers raise concerns over DCED funding application process
In response to the concerns, Board Chairman Uri Monson, asked DCED staff to take down the questions asked about the Capital Project Fund and the application process and provide answers to them on the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website.
Here’s how we’re addressing Pa.’s worker misclassification crisis | Opinion
Unscrupulous construction employers need to know this: The days of flying under the radar are over. We are watching.
Pa’s unemployment rate was 4.1% in April
Nationally, the unemployment rate was 3.4% in April, down from 3.5% in March.
Pa., N.J. join forces to ‘collaboratively enforce’ state labor laws | Five for the Weekend
Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy met in Philadelphia this week to tour the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 21 training facility and to announce a "interstate task force" to collaboratively enforce each state's labor laws.
Pa.’s unemployment rate was 4.4% in February
The February unemployment rate is one-tenth of a percentage point above the January rate of 4.3%, according to the Department of Labor and Industry.
Pa. says it will extend popular program for job-seekers | Friday Morning Coffee
It's a ray of good news in a system long plagued by customer-service issues