NEW! Sign-Up for SIDES — an efficient, electronic way to respond to department requests!
SIDES is a new, web-based system that allows the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) and employers to communicate more efficiently when an individual files a new unemployment compensation claim. The system transmits questions from L&I about the individual's claim to the employer electronically, and allows the employer to respond electronically, which will enhance the timeliness and accuracy of UC claims.
Are you a UC claimant looking for a career or a business looking to hire? Keystone Works provides business-driven training opportunities for eligible UC claimants. A claimant can continue to collect full UC benefits while participating in training provided by a business, and the business is entitled to receive incentive payments if the claimant is hired and certain requirements are met.
February 2, 2015 Support Service Providers to People Who are Deaf-Blind Participate in Training The department, in conjunction with the Statewide Independent Living Council and the Center for Independent Living of Central PA, conducted a training session for Support Service Providers in Pittsburgh and Monroeville.Read More
January 23, 2015 PA Unemployment Rate Down in December to 4.8% Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in December to 4.8 percent, the commonwealth’s lowest rate since March 2008. Read More
December 19, 2014 PA Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1% in November, Lowest Rate in More Than Six Years Pennsylvania's unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in November to 5.1 percent, the commonwealth's lowest rate in more than six years.Read More
November 21, 2014 PA Unemployment Rate Declines to Six-Year Low 5.4% in October Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point from September to 5.4 percent -- a six-year low.Read More