California Unemployment Rate Drops; Bay Area Accounts For 40 Percent Of State's Job GainsThe number of workers without jobs in California decreased last month from the previous month and the number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased, according to new data from the California Employment Development Department.
California EDD Stops Printing Full Social Security Numbers On Mailers Following KPIX 5 ReportsThe state's unemployment agency has finally stopped printing full Social Security numbers on the bi-weekly mailings sent out to millions collecting unemployment or paid family leave.
San Mateo County Boasts Lowest Unemployment Rate In CA As Jobless Rate Improves StatewideIn the Bay Area, San Mateo is the county with California's lowest unemployment rate at 3.3 percent.
State Employment Development Dept. Puts Millions Of Californians At Risk For Identity TheftConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that one state agency is putting millions of social security numbers at risk despite state laws intended to protect it.
ConsumerWatch: Californians Say Calls To Unemployment Office Going UnansweredLinda 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.
End Of Unemployment Checks Hits Households Hard In California, NationwideThe end of unemployment checks for more than a million people on Saturday is driving out-of-work Americans to consider selling cars, moving and taking minimum wage work after already slashing household budgets and pawning personal possessions to make ends meet.
Late Unemployment Checks Finally In Mail For Thousands of CaliforniansUnemployment checks started going in the mail starting Thursday for tens of thousands of Californians whose benefits have been delayed because of computer problems.
About The Bay: How State Budget Cuts Affect Sick Workers Cuts in the state budget have hit a lot of people hard, but they hit especially hard when you’re already hurting. If you’re sick and off work in the State of California some federal under-funding issues could have a major impact on you.
Computer Problems Delay 1000s Of California Unemployment ChecksTens of thousands of California residents aren't getting their unemployment checks on time because of computer problems at a state agency.
State Unemployment Agency Facing Its Own Job CutsThe state Employment Development Department plans to begin cutting staff to address declining funding from the federal unemployment insurance program.
Bay Area, California Unemployment Up Slightly As U.S Jobless Rate FallsUnemployment rates rose in July in the Bay Area and statewide, even as the national unemployment rate declined, state officials said Friday.
California Unemployment Rate Falls To 8.5 PercentCalifornia's unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in June as the state continues to close the gap on the national jobless rate, the state Employment Development Department announced Thursday.