(WASHINGTON) -- Weekly unemployment claims dropped slightly last week, with 375,000 Americans applying for first-time benefits. That figure dropped for the third consecutive week, according to the Department of Labor, a sign that employers are laying off fewer people amid an increase in consumer... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment situation report for May 2021. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 6.9 percent in May. The U.S. rate fell three-tenths of a... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- When Rebecca Urie lost her job as a laboratory technician in West Virginia last March, the weekly extra federal unemployment benefits became a lifeline. “There's no way that we could have survived without the federal supplement,” she told ABC News. Urie said the benefits... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment situation report for March 2021, and the labor force is continuing to increase. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point over the month to 7.3 percent in March.... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced Pennsylvania is preparing for the new CARES Act extensions for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) programs, while cautioning that delays by... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA (AP) — Unemployment rates are falling in Pennsylvania as more people go back to work. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate began to look like the rest of the nation’s in September, taking another steep drop from its post-pandemic high. State figures released Friday said Pennsylvania’s unemployment... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – If you qualify for the Lost Wages Assistance Program because you've been partially or fully unemployed due to COVID-19 and have not already applied for LWA benefits, you should apply right away. Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak reminded eligible... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced Pennsylvania will complete implementation of the federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program ahead of schedule and begin making payments to eligible individuals on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Individuals who apply and... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA - It's been about a month since the extra $600 a week in unemployment stopped. However, now there is an extra $300 per week, a smaller amount but still something, for Pennsylvanians who are out of a job. FEMA just recently approved Pennsylvania's... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health is no longer conducting weekly televised news conferences to update the spread of COVID-19. State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) are now calling on the state’s Department of Labor and Industry to begin... Read More.