Month: January 2019

Pennsylvania: Shared‐Work Unemployment Compensation Program

January 8, 2019 - Small companies with seasonal workflows, such as winter heating oil sellers, often struggle with the annual hiring and layoff cycle.  Employees in the state of Pennsylvania have an alternative to such employee layoffs called the Shared-Work Program.  This allows an employer to temporarily reduce staff hours while the employee is simultaneously compensated a percentage of … Read More

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report

January 8, 2019 - The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending December 29, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 231,000 4 week moving average: 218,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,740,000 •4-week moving average: 1,703,500 Number of unadjusted claims: 323,880 Unadjusted insured unemployment … Read More