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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.'

Pa. unemployment rate dropped slightly in August

BY: - September 17, 2021

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has decreased for the sixth consecutive month, to 6.4 percent in August, according to state data released Friday. That’s 1.2 percent higher than the national rate of 5.2 percent. Department of Labor & Industry data confirmed that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percentage points lower than its August 2020 level. The […]

States, including Pa., that borrowed from feds to cover unemployment checks now owe interest

BY: - September 7, 2021

Ten states collectively owe the federal government more than $52B, according to the U.S. Treasury.

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Pandemic unemployment benefits are ending. Here’s how to get help in Pa. | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 31, 2021

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A trio of federal programs that served as a lifeline for the jobless during the pandemic are set to coming to an end. And as they wind down, there are still plenty of places that Pennsylvanians in need can turn to for help, state officials said Monday. The programs: Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic […]

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Everything we know about work is wrong. The pandemic proved it | John L. Micek

BY: - August 26, 2021

Good policy choices drive down poverty. And American workers, by now accustomed to the new flexibility of the post-pandemic economy, and the regular flow of stimulus checks, are unlikely to want to backtrack on that.