California’s Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.7%The number of unemployed Californians stood at 1,082,000 in November, down 274,000 from the same time last year.
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.

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