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Kristen Johanson
May 26, 2020 - 6:47 pm
Pennsylvania is the latest state to be swept into an unemployment scam, where authorities say fraudsters are using previously stolen identity information to bilk benefit payments. It’s now part of a federal investigation. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
May 22, 2020 - 2:09 pm
An unprecedented 15% of Pennsylvanians filed for unemployment in April — which is higher than the national rate. Officials hope the percentage begins to drop as the state slowly loosens restrictions on businesses and residents. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
May 20, 2020 - 9:35 pm
Pennsylvania‘s unemployment office says they sent out wrong information to self-employed workers who need help with weekly claims, and they say they are having problems allowing people to file retroactively. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
May 18, 2020 - 7:21 pm
People who have exhausted unemployment benefits in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey can now extend their claims for the next 13 weeks. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
May 14, 2020 - 3:06 pm
Small businesses shuttered because of the pandemic are starting to get at least some relief thanks to federal and state funding. But for many of them, it's not enough. Read more here.
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Paul Kurtz
May 07, 2020 - 7:39 pm
Up to 3.2 million more Americans have now filed new jobless claims, pushing the total to 33 million. Many of them have yet to receive their unemployment compensation. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
May 07, 2020 - 4:00 am
More than 1.5 million people have filed for unemployment in Pennsylvania since the start of the state shutdown over seven weeks ago, but many are still having problems with their claims. Read more here.
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Derek Lee at his store, D&J Costumes
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Cherri Gregg
May 06, 2020 - 7:25 pm
The COVID-19 lockdown has left Pennsylvania’s small business owners with little resources as they await federal aid. They say if help does not come soon, they’ll have no choice but demand to go back to work. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
May 05, 2020 - 8:26 pm
Dozens of Philadelphia beauty salons and barbershops are rallying behind a Pennsylvania House bill that would allow their businesses to reopen if they take certain precautions. These shop owners say they’re out of options. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Kristen Johanson
May 05, 2020 - 6:50 pm
Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry officials were in the hot seat Tuesday during a web version of a state Senate Hearing, answering to lawmakers about why so many have not been able to get their unemployment benefits. Read more here.
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