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Pa.’s unemployment rate drops to record low of 4 percent

BY: - November 18, 2022

The commonwealth’s October 2022 unemployment rate is 1.6 percentage points below its October 2021 unemployment rate, state data showed.

Pa.’s unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

BY: - September 16, 2022

The commonwealth’s August 2022 unemployment rate is 1.9 percentage points below its August 2021 unemployment rate, according to the state Department of Labor and Industry.

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. 

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. 

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.

Dwayne Fair, 58. got a bad case of sticker shock when he decided to give his house a facelift.

A direct hit to the wallet. How Philly consumers are dealing with rising inflation

BY: - April 18, 2022

'This inflation thing is out of control. In general, many people are just living paycheck to paycheck,' Dwayne Fair said.

Pa.’s unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in February

BY: - March 25, 2022

Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s February 2022 unemployment rate is 3.8 percent below its January 2022 level, and  2.2 percentage points below its February 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. says it’s investigating ‘aggressive and sophisticated’ unemployment fraud efforts

BY: - January 8, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry says it’s investigating “increasingly aggressive and sophisticated” efforts to steal unemployment compensation benefits. And the agency is urging employers and workers to report any suspicious activity. Fraudsters, both foreign and domestic, have been “exploiting unprecedented demand on the nation’s unemployment compensation systems,” since the start of the COVID-19 […]

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. 

Homelessness, unemployment remain issues for transgender Philadelphians

BY: - November 21, 2021

'Being unstable in housing makes a lot of things unsustainable,' one community member said. 'Like just remaining employable, not knowing where your next meals are coming from, not even knowing if you’re going to have clean clothes for the next day.'