Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
The new requirement was mandated by the legislature in 2011 but it was only recently that the state agency that reviews proposed regulations gave final approval.
“The recession started over five years ago, and we still are not anywhere near recovered,” says John Dodds, executive director of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate is down. That’s good news for those who’ve found a job, but bad news for thousands of others who’ve been out of work for a long time.
Tens of thousands of Pennsylvania residents will soon be eligible for an additional several weeks of unemployment benefits.