Pennsylvania Adds More Jobs

As per the latest reports, there have been signs of recovery in the economy of Pennsylvania. The state has gained about 34,000 jobs in the month of april, the highest since February, 1996.

For this, Rendell credited $2.2 billion in federal stimulus money for creating jobs in the construction and the manufacturing sectors for highways and bridge projects, as well as water and sewage projects.  He had a word of appreciation for the manufacturing sector that added 4,400 jobs. The other jobs came from mining, construction trade, transportation and professional business services. The governor felt that the state was in much better position than some of the states like Michigan where the unemployment rate was 14 percent. He said that about 6,000 Pennsylvanian residents were hired for jobs on stimulus-funded road, bridge and transit construction projects, and another 2,000 were hired to fabricate the steel and produce the concrete and asphalt needed for those jobs. You can refer unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania for more details on how to file for the unemployment claims in the state.

The unemployment rate of Pennsylvania remains high at 9 percent but it is below the national average 9.9 percent.

Although the jobs were added, the jobless rate remained unaffected due to the expansion of civilian labor force- those working and those who are looking for work. It actually rose from 22,000 to 6.47 million.

There were 583,000 unemployed workers in Pennsylvania last month.

The unemployment rate in April of the Pittsburgh region — Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties — is slated to be released by the state government on June 2.

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  2. I am unemployed and currently going to a community college. How can I apply for federal assistance?

    1. Carol,

      If you’re able and available for full-time employment, you can directly go to the website of the Unemployment Office and apply.

  3. I have worked in AZ since March 2016. However, I moved lived and worked for my employer in CA since 08/02/1982. Can I apply for Cali unemployment benefits?

    1. Robert,

      You should be applying from the state where your employment was based. Employers generally remit unemployment taxes to the state where the employee is based.

  4. I have been trying for over a month to file and I still do not seem to be able to do it, but I finally got to the correct place, I think.

  5. Cumberland NJ Unemployment Center kept me on hold for 2 hours; I finally had someone answer my call, after providing my information and question regarding the status of my NJ Unemployment Claim the representative disconnected my call.

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    1. How did you calculate the total weekly Illinois benefit of $1495? Also, why isn’t Washington and Minnesota listed in your top 5 states with the highest paid unemployment insurance compensation?

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