PA Department of Labor and Industry discusses unemployment benefits at town hall

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry hosted its fifth virtual town hall Thursday afternoon.

The topic was unemployment benefits. With such a huge surge in people applying for benefits, the state has been overwhelmed. People aren’t getting the money and they can’t even get through to a person to ask about it. The department, however, says to keep trying.

The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment is decreasing, though. Last week, 1.4 million Pennsylvanians filed.

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