pa-economy

Thousands of food service employees out of jobs as Pa. unemployment claims spike

BY: - March 18, 2020

Randall Hayes saw a stark choice — earn a paycheck, or help stop a pandemic. The 34-year old Harrisburg resident worked at El Sol, a Mexican restaurant just blocks away from the state Capitol. As he worked last weekend, his mind raced with questions: Could he have caught COVID-19 without showing any symptoms? What if […]

Pa. sees record job growth in November, but not all of Pa. is sharing the wealth, data shows

BY: - December 20, 2019

Despite adding nearly  10,000 new jobs – a new record for job growth in the state - Pennsylvania is still wrestling with an unemployment rate that is higher than the national average, according to data released Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.