Pa. Jobs Web Site Gets Purged After Drawing Spotlight in Corbett-Wolf DebateThe "Job Gateway" site pulls in listings from all over, including Craigslist, so ads for escorts and exotic dancers were among the 200,000 jobs that Gov. Corbett boasted of during the debate.
Phila. Group Says End of Unemployment Benefits Will Cause Cascading Job LossesThe Philadelphia Unemployment Project says the region will lose tens of thousands of additional jobs due to the expiration of federal unemployment benefits for those already jobless.
New Jersey Among Hardest Hit States By Expiring Unemployment BenefitsDemocrats in the United States House Committee on Ways and Means released a report on the impact of letting the federal unemployment benefit program expire. According to that report, New Jersey will be the hardest hit per capita of any state.
In Philadelphia, A Call For Restoration of Extended Federal Jobless Benefits "It's the ol' bang for the buck. You spend a buck on unemployment, by some estimates you get more than $1.70 back," Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa., right) said.
Momentum Builds in Pennsylvania For Higher Minimum WageUS Sen. Bob Casey says the lot of 700,000 Pennsylvania workers would be improved by an increase in the minimum wage.
Advocates For Jobless Demand Extension of Federal BenefitsDecember 28th is the date that the federal unemployment compensation program, started during the peak of the recession, is set to expire.
Federal Regulators Back Off 20%-Down Mortgage RequirementBankers and affordable-housing advocates are happy that homeowners will not have to put down 20 percent in order to get a qualified mortgage.
Center City Demonstrators Urge Corbett To Accept Medicaid Expansion in Pa."We want to take that big abstract number -- 700,000 -- and show these are real faces, these are real lives," said one demonstration leader.

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