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Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in June, still above national rate

BY: - July 16, 2021

Dropping for the fourth consecutive month, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in June, down one-tenth of a percentage point from May, according to new state Labor & Industry data..  The new data, which the agency released on Friday, showed that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate was down 6.4 percentage points from June 2020 when […]

L&I attempting to address new UC system issues, concerns

BY: - June 10, 2021

Just two days after the state Department of Labor & Industry launched its revamped unemployment compensation system that was intended as an upgrade to the outdated, complaint-riddled previous system, state officials say they are still working out the bugs. 

Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in October

BY: - November 20, 2020

From September to October the rate of unemployment fell from 8.3 percent to 7.3 percent. The department reports that the national unemployment rate also fell by a percentage point to 6.9 percent in October. 

Lawmakers voice concern over unemployment compensation claims backlog

BY: - April 20, 2020

Constituent complaints, Mullery said in a statement, are why he wrote to House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox, R-Berks, asking for a virtual hearing with state Labor and Industry Secretary Gerard Oleksiak. 

Unemployment phone staff cut in half amid COVID-19 crunch

BY: - March 19, 2020

Normally, between 90 to 130 state employees answer phone calls, Deputy Secretary for Unemployment Compensation Bill Trusky said. 

‘Shame on us’ Labor & Industry secretary says of Pa.’s stalled minimum wage

BY: - February 20, 2020

The two Wolf administration officials made the case for a wage hike during the agency’s annual budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee. They told the Repulican-controlled panel that the Legislature’s lack of movement on the issue has been “frustrating.”

‘Everyone counts:’ Rally kicks off Pa’s 2020 census push

BY: - January 13, 2020

Second lady Gisele Fetterman and state agency heads gathered in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday to make sure that everyone is included in the upcoming census count.