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Report: Pa. Unemployment Rose In December, More People Seeking Work

The state Department of Labor and Industry said December’s unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent. The national unemployment rate is 7.8 percent.


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Pa. Lawmakers Strike Last-Minute Deal To Extend Jobless Benefits

Legislative leaders yesterday struck a last-minute deal on legislation that will allow Pennsylvania to qualify for an extension of federally-funded unemployment benefits for 45-thousand residents.


Jobless In New Jersey May Soon Get Training Without Losing Unemployment

The plan is modeled after a Georgia program that lets unemployed people receive six weeks of jobs training.