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 […]

Chronic unemployment linked to higher risk of early death, Philadelphia report finds

BY: - July 8, 2021

Unemployment spiked during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly for Black, Hispanic and Latinx workers in Philadelphia.

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of Labor & Industry launched its revamped unemployment compensation system that was intended as an upgrade to the outdated, complaint-riddled previous system, state officials say they are still working out the bugs.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

BY: - June 8, 2021

Calling the 40-year-old system “archaic,” the department said the new system’s soft launch occurred just after 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. 


The 300K Pennsylvanians awaiting unemployment deserve payment now | Opinion

BY: - June 7, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf should order the state Department of Labor and Industry to pay benefits now to all those who have been waiting 21 days or longer.


The return of work requirements: The GOP gets its Herbert Hoover on | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 12, 2021

Can we just declare the blue collar charade over, already?


Pa.’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent in March, still lags the rest of U.S. | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 19, 2021

Pa.'s civilian labor force increased by 1,000 workers over the month, with employment rising slightly more than unemployment declined, officials said.

Pa. unemployment system to undergo long sought upgrade in June, though concerns linger

BY: - April 10, 2021

The department is already training hundreds of new customer service staff and interviewers to help claimants with their benefits.

More staff needed to end Pa. unemployment delays, L&I head tells lawmakers

BY: - March 2, 2021

The demand for their help won’t be disappearing soon. Officials say about 500,000 of the jobs lost from during the pandemic appear permanent.


MAP: Pa.’s unemployment rate change varies by county | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 9, 2020

Good morning, fellow seekers. Associate Editor Cassie Miller here, hoping your Wednesday is off to a smooth start. On Monday, the Pennsylvania State Data Center dropped its “Map of the Month,” a map visualizing a Data Center-selected topic across Pennsylvania. This month, the Data Center looked at Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate change from March to September, the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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. 

REPORT: Pa. unemployment claims recovering quickly compared to other states | The Numbers Racket

BY: - September 7, 2020

Pennsylvania has seen the second quickest recovery of unemployment claims from last week to last year and the sixth quickest recovery of unemployment claims since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by WalletHub.