Unemployment Insurance: Pennsylvania
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Patricia A. Morley, Research and Writing Associates
- Most Pennsylvania employers are subject to the Commonwealth's Unemployment Compensation Law. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Claimants may be denied benefits under specified circumstances. See Disqualification From Benefits.
- Unemployment benefits may last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
- Pennsylvania has specific notice, posting and recordkeeping requirements related to unemployment insurance. See Notice and Posting Requirements; Recordkeeping Requirements.
- Pennsylvania has a Shared-Work Program, which allows employers the opportunity to avoid layoffs when confronted by a temporary decline in business. See Shared-Work Program.