Friday, June 19, 2009

Pennsylvania's surge in unemployment claims leads nation

According to today's article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Unemployment across the state rose by four-tenths of a percentage point in May, bringing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate up to 8.2 percent, more than a full percentage point below the national rate of 9.4 percent. In May, 532,000 people were unemployed in Pennsylvania, 206,000 more than in May 2008."

The manufacturing sector Manufacturing has lost a total of 73,200 jobs since May 2008 and continued to lose jobs last month. There has also been 9,600 Information Services jobs lost since this time last year.

According to a UPI article today, Pennsylvania's additional 6,861 first time claims was the most in the country last week. Nationwide, there was a decrease of 148,000 people receiving unemployment compensation benefit claims. This is the first time since January that there has been a drop in the number of those receiving unemployment compensation benefits. However, it is believed that this is more likely the result of people exhausting the standard unemployment benefits rather than finding new employment.

If you, or someone you know, find themselves in need of filing an unemployment compensation benefit claim or if you have nearly exhausted your standard unemployment compensation, it is important that you know what you are entitled to in this dire economic climate. If you feel that your unemployment compensation claim is being denied unfairly, or if you feel that you may not be receiving all that you are entitled to, feel free to contact our staff of benefit compensation lawyers by clicking here.

6 comments:

Bliss said...

Good article with important information

Lonnie the Girl said...

Very useful details.

Michael Krumer said...

i just hope it was a weekly thing and not a trend towards something long term

Kip Dynamite said...

i hope it's just temporary

Doug said...

wow

Crystal Laker said...

interesting!