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‘We need to work together’: Lawmakers, labor leaders call for unity ahead of Labor Day

BY: - August 31, 2022

'This Labor Day, we have so much to celebrate, and yet, we still have so much work to do,' Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier said.

Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in July

BY: - August 19, 2022

Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s July 2022 unemployment rate is 2.1 percentage points below its July 2021 unemployment rate. 

Grants available for UC education, awareness, Wolf admin. says | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 30, 2022

In June, the state was awarded $6.8M from the DOL for projects aimed at promoting equitable access to the UC program.

Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in June

BY: - July 22, 2022

Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s June 2022 unemployment rate is 2.1 percentage points below its June 2021 unemployment rate. 

Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent in April

BY: - May 20, 2022

Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s April 2022 unemployment rate is 2.1 percentage points below its April 2021 unemployment rate. 

Changes to Pa. Minimum Wage Act, modernizing rules for tipped workers, to take effect in August

BY: - May 11, 2022

The final-form regulations, unanimously approved by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission in late March and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on May 7, make several key changes to the 1968 Minimum Wage Act  regarding tipped workers, including aligning state law with federal regulations on tip credits and tip pooling. 

‘Not one more’: Labor leaders, state officials call for enhanced workplace safety standards

BY: - May 2, 2022

Labor leaders and state officials gathered in Harrisburg on Monday to remember workers who have lost their lives on the job, and to call on the General Assembly to approve two pieces of legislation that would extend federal workplace safety protections to public-sector employees across the commonwealth. 

Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in March

BY: - April 18, 2022

Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s March 2022 unemployment rate is 2.2 percentage points below its March 2021 unemployment rate.

Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped in December

BY: - January 21, 2022

Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s December 2021 unemployment rate is 1.7 percentage points below its December 2020 level, and three-tenths of a percentage point below its November 2021 level.

Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in November

BY: - December 17, 2021

Nationally, the unemployment rate decreased four-tenths of a percentage over the month to 4.2 percent. 

Can vaccine refusers who lose their jobs still collect unemployment? Experts explain

BY: - September 15, 2021

'The Legislature must take action to protect,' this 'basic human right of deciding what goes into their body,' two GOP senators argue

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 […]