Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry News

Commonwealth unemployment declines to 5.1 percent

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry recently announced its October 2015 unemployment statistics for the commonwealth.

Manderino joins ‘Jobs that Pay’ education discussion in Pittsburgh

Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino recently continued Pennsylvania’s Jobs that Pay tour by visiting Pittsburgh’s IBEW Local Union #5, joining the Senate Democratic Policy Committee in a roundtable discussion on curriculum integration.

Wolf administration urges Pennsylvania employers to embrace disability employment options

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, Gov. Wolf announced this week in Harrisburg, backed by the Departments of Human Services and Labor & Industry’s campaign to increase understanding of disabilities on a national level.

Pennsylvania unemployment declines to 5.3% last month

Commonwealth's unemployment rate last month matched September 2014 tally

Pennsylvania unemployment stays steady in August at 5.4%

Commonwealth's unemployment rate was three-tenths of a percentage point above U.S. rate.

Pennsylvania unemployment rate at 5.4 percent in May

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment report for May 2015 today in Harrisburg, showing a nearly imperceptible spike in unemployment from April and breaking other labor statistics down by category.

Agency: State's workplace-safety program saves $4.6 million in May workers' comp

Pennsylvania’s Workplace Safety Committee Certification Program saved Commonwealth employers more than $4.6 million in workers' compensation costs last month, the Department of Labor and Industry said on Thursday. By establishing a safety committee, meeting certain requirements, applying for certification and receiving state approval, employers can benefit from the program, which is designed to help lower their workers’ compensation premiums by 5 percent annually.

Pennsylvania unemployment stays at 5.3% for April

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate for April was 5.3 percent, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry said Friday in its employment report for April 2015.  The Keystone State’s overall unemployment rate was unchanged from March, the agency said. In comparison with the nation, Pennsylvania’s rate came in at one-tenth of a percentage point below the U.S. rate of 5.4 percent. The national figure was down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month.

March unemployment shows slight increase in Pennsylvania

As reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry on April 17 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the commonwealth’s unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point in March to 5.3 percent.

State's February jobless rate ticks up tenth of a point

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry said on Friday that the state’s overall unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point in February, to 5.2 percent. This figure is three-tenths of a point below the national rate of 5.5 percent.

State unemployment rises to 5.1 percent in January

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percent in January to 5.1 percent, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry said on Friday. The rate was six-tenths of a percent lower than the national rate of 5.7 percent.

East Penn Manufacturing to add 400 jobs

Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Julie Hearthway visited East Penn Manufacturing on Friday to celebrate National Manufacturing Day and the company’s plans for expansion, which will create more than 400 new jobs in Berks County.

Pa. JobGateway now displaying 250,000 open jobs

As his JOBS1stPA initiative continues to gain steam, Gov. Tom Corbett announced that JobGateway, the state's website that matches available jobs to qualified individuals in need of employment, reached 250,000 job postings on Tuesday.

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