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San Francisco Job Growth Continues At A Rapid Clip

The June job report paints a rosy picture of employment in the Bay Area, and it’s not only the quantity of jobs created but the quality. San Jose and San Francisco ranked first and second, respectively, in a report on sales job salaries.


Mail from the EDD with a claimant's social security number on it. (CBS)

California Lawmakers Demand Change To EDD Practice Of Putting Social Security Numbers On Documents

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are coming together following a report that revealed the state is putting millions at risk for identity theft by printing full social security numbers on documents being mailed.


The jobless rate dipped below 8 percent -- the lowest it's been in six years. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Bay Area Unemployment Slightly Higher As California Jobless Rate Hits 6-Year Low

The state Employment Development Department said Friday that California gained 24,200 jobs during the month. It’s the lowest rate in six years. The last time the unemployment rate fell below 7.4 percent was in July 2008.


Job seekers look at job postings that are displayed on a bulletin board in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Californians Say Calls To Unemployment Office Going Unanswered

Linda Heger of Novato knows the frustration well. Heger – who was laid off from her managerial job in October—says she’s been trying to reach the Employment Development Department (EDD) for months to find out why her unemployment claims aren’t being paid.


Job seekers look at job postings that are displayed on a bulletin board in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Late Unemployment Checks Finally In Mail For Thousands of Californians

Unemployment checks started going in the mail starting Thursday for tens of thousands of Californians whose benefits have been delayed because of computer problems.


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State Unemployment Agency Facing Its Own Job Cuts

The state Employment Development Department plans to begin cutting staff to address declining funding from the federal unemployment insurance program.


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Bay Area, California Unemployment Up Slightly As U.S Jobless Rate Falls

Unemployment rates rose in July in the Bay Area and statewide, even as the national unemployment rate declined, state officials said Friday.


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California Jobless Rate Remains Steady At 9.8 Percent

State officials say California’s jobless rate remained at 9.8 percent in December, the same rate as in November.


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California Unemployment Rate Dips To 10.1 Percent

The state Employment Development Department reported the rate was 10.1 percent in October, down from 10.2 percent a month earlier.



Bay Area Leads The Way As California Unemployment Continues To Fall

California’s unemployment rate dipped in September to 10.2 percent, down from 10.6 percent the previous month, with the Bay Area helping lead the recovery.