Pa. Unemployment Computers Go Down, Calls Flood In

State officials say Pennsylvania's online unemployment compensation filing system is down but is expected to be functioning properly soon.

Department of Labor and Industry spokesman David Smith said the system had a technical failure on Sunday but should be back up and running at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The system handles first-time claims and the recurring claims people have to file every two weeks. Anyone who files by the end of the day Wednesday should get paid on Friday.

Smith says callers flooded the unemployment call centers Monday.

The online system is at The phone number is 888-313-7284.


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