Philadelphia County Unemployment Office

Find Philadelphia County Pennsylvania unemployment offices, including state, federal, and department of labor offices. Unemployment offices provide information on unemployment eligibility and status, compensation, and filing weekly unemployment claims or benefits.


PA CareerLink Nueva Esperanza 4261 North 5th Street Philadelphia PA 19140 215-324-0746


PA CareerLink Philadelphia North 990 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia PA 19123 215-560-5465

PA CareerLink Philadelphia Northeast 3210 Red Lion Road Philadelphia PA 19114 215-281-1038

Suburban Station CareerLink 1617 John F Kennedy Boulevard Philadelphia PA 19103 215-557-2592

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How are unemployment benefits funded?

The funding for unemployment benefits comes from a combination of federal and state unemployment insurance taxes. The taxes are paid by employers, and they are based on the amount of wages paid to employees. Some government employers and non-profit organizations are exempt from unemployment insurance taxes.

What is the process for applying for unemployment benefits?

Applicants should file for benefits as soon as possible after becoming unemployed. Most states allow applicants to file claims both in person or using an online application, though a follow-up interview is almost always required. Applicants should be prepared to provide basic contact and identity verification documentation, as well as earnings history and an explanation of how they became unemployed.

Can people receive unemployment compensation if their work hours are reduced by their employer?

If an applicant's work hours are reduced to less than full-time through no fault of their own, they may be eligible for unemployment compensation. In these cases, the applicant may only be eligible for a partial benefit.