Department of Labor and Industry

The state Department of Labor and Industry is implementing extra security measures to a federal program to prevent fraud.

$26 billion in unemployment claims have been delivered since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. But as WLVR’s Hayden Mitman reports, 10 percent of eligible applicants are still waiting.

The PA Department of Labor and Industry — which handles unemployment compensation — held a virtual town hall Thursday, May 28, fielding calls from about a dozen of the over two million Pennsylvania residents who have claimed unemployment benefits since the state lockdown.


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