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Some Pennsylvanians Laid Off During COVID Still Dealing with State Unemployment System Issues

Pepi Stojanovski

Many people who were laid off early in the coronavirus pandemic have returned to work. But some are still dealing with problems from Pennsylvania’s Unemployment system. WESA’s Kate Giammarise has the story on the distressing messages some have received from the state.

Read the full story at: https://www.wesa.fm/politics-government/2021-11-23/they-want-it-all-back-pennsylvanians-who-had-collected-unemployment-surprised-and-upset-by-overpayment-notices

(Original air-date: 12/1/21)

Kate Giammarise focuses her reporting on poverty, social services and affordable housing. Before joining WESA, she covered those topics for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for nearly five years; prior to that, she spent several years in the paper’s Harrisburg bureau covering the legislature, governor and state government. She was part of the P-G staff that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting on the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.