A new claims system will be implemented by June 8.By Lindsay Ward

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Anyone filing for unemployment in Pennsylvania should file by 9 p.m. tomorrow night before the system goes offline for upgrades.

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The Department of Labor and Industry says people should file for their weekly benefits early, so they will be processed before the system is taken offline on Thursday.

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The current 40-year-old unemployment system will start its transition to a modern system on Sunday.

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The department says they expect the offline period to be brief, and the whole new system will be up and running on June 8.