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Oct 17, 2014, 09:07 ET

PA Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.7% in September

 Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for September 2014. Pennsylvania's...

Aug 15, 2014, 09:35 ET

PA Unemployment Rate at 5.7% in July

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for July 2014. Pennsylvania's unemployment...

Jun 23, 2014, 16:23 ET

Pennsylvania L&I Introduces a New, More Efficient System to Help Expedite UC Claims

 Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is partnering with the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to bring employers a solution to...

Jun 20, 2014, 09:20 ET

PA Unemployment Rate Declines in May to Five-Year Low of 5.6%; Private Jobs at Record High

 Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for May 2014. Pennsylvania's seasonally...

May 16, 2014, 11:50 ET

State Agencies Recognize Seven Pennsylvanians for Workforce Success

The Governor's Achievement Award was presented recently to seven Pennsylvanians who have benefited from workforce development initiatives in the...

May 16, 2014, 10:13 ET

PA Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.7% in April; Lowest Rate Since September 2008

 Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for April 2014. Pennsylvania's...

May 07, 2014, 14:38 ET

State Agencies Recognize 11 Employers for Efforts to Keep Pennsylvanians Working

The Governor's Achievement Award was presented today by state workforce development agencies – the departments of Aging, Labor &...

Apr 18, 2014, 09:57 ET

PA Unemployment Rate Dips to 6.0% in March

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for March 2014. Pennsylvania's seasonally...

Apr 02, 2014, 16:00 ET

Pennsylvania Honors Impact of AmeriCorps During AmeriCorps Week

 Pennsylvania is celebrating AmeriCorps Week, March 30 – April 5, spotlighting the vital work done by AmeriCorps members in communities...

Mar 31, 2014, 11:40 ET

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates to Decline for Some Employers Starting in April

The Pennsylvania Departments of Insurance and Labor & Industry today announced a 5.15 percent workers' compensation rate reduction, effective...

Mar 28, 2014, 10:00 ET

Corbett Administration Awards $1.15 Million Grant to Protect Manufacturing Jobs in Pennsylvania

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Julia Hearthway announced today that the Steel Valley Authority (SVA) was awarded a $1.15...

Mar 21, 2014, 10:30 ET

PA Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.2% in February

Today, the Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for February 2014. Pennsylvania's seasonally adjusted...

Mar 07, 2014, 11:47 ET

PA Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.4% in January

Today, the Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for January 2014. Pennsylvania's seasonally adjusted...

Jan 24, 2014, 09:03 ET

PA Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.9% in December

 Pennsylvania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by four-tenths of a percentage point in December to 6.9 percent. This was the...

Dec 11, 2013, 15:45 ET

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Integrity Announces Unemployment Compensation Fraud Convictions, Prosecution Statistics

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Integrity today announced recent results of its unemployment compensation (UC)...

Nov 19, 2013, 13:10 ET

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Introduces Single-Point-of-Contact "Hiring People with Disabilities How-to Guide"

Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley and Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway today, joined by private-sector business leaders...

Nov 08, 2013, 11:30 ET

Pennsylvania L&I Announces $3.1 Million Federal Grant to Promote State Unemployment Insurance Program Integrity and Performance Improvement Projects

 Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Julia Hearthway today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded...

Oct 23, 2013, 14:30 ET

Pennsylvania Hosts Second Annual Disability Employment Summit

Department of Public Welfare Secretary Beverly D. Mackereth and Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway today kicked off the...

Oct 21, 2013, 11:57 ET

Labor & Industry Commemorates Pennsylvania and National Disability Employment Awareness Month with Statewide Events on Careers, Jobs and Training

 In commemoration of Pennsylvania's Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational...

Oct 18, 2013, 12:00 ET

September Jobs Numbers Release Postponed Indefinitely due to Federal Shutdown

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry announced today that, due to the federal government shutdown that took place October 1-16,...