July 8, 2020


L&I Holding Virtual Town Hall on Thursday so Pennsylvanians Can Ask Questions of Unemployment Compensation Experts


Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is hosting its seventh live virtual town hall from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM this Thursday, July 9, 2020, to share information about regular unemployment compensation (UC) and other new COVID-19-related benefits programs and give Pennsylvanians the opportunity to ask questions directly of UC experts.

How to participate

A livestream for people with smart devices or computer access will be online at Those without internet access can listen by calling 1-833-380-0719, however access is limited so we ask that they be reserved for individuals who need them.

Participants will be able to ask questions live during the town hall. At the beginning of the event, the moderator will explain how to submit questions. To protect participants’ personal confidential information, specific questions about individual claims cannot be answered during the town hall.

Pennsylvania has implemented all of the new programs under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

Unemployment Benefits Statistics 

Since mid-March, more than $24.3 billion in benefits has been paid to claimants:

Of the eligible claimants that applied for benefits between March 15 and June 6, and who filed for continued claims, 90 percent received payment as of July 8.

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Important Resources and Links

Recordings of prior public town halls are available here. Additional unemployment benefits information is available on L&I’s website, Facebook or Twitter.


MEDIA CONTACT: Penny Ickes,                                               

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