Employment Development Department
Unemployment checks started going in the mail starting Thursday for tens of thousands of Californians whose benefits have been delayed because of computer problems.
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.
Tens of thousands of California residents aren’t getting their unemployment checks on time because of computer problems at a state agency.
The state Employment Development Department plans to begin cutting staff to address declining funding from the federal unemployment insurance program.
Unemployment rates rose in July in the Bay Area and statewide, even as the national unemployment rate declined, state officials said Friday.
California’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.
Officials are warning that California’s economic recovery could come to a halt if Congress and President Barack Obama are unable to avert the “fiscal cliff.”
California’s jobless rate remained unchanged at 10.7 percent in July as the state saw slow employment growth, adding a little more than 25,000 jobs.
The state Employment Development Department said on Friday that California added more than 33,900 nonfarm payroll jobs in May, showing the state’s economy was continuing its gradual improvement. Since the recovery began in September 2009, officials say 425,000 jobs have been created in the state.
California’s unemployment rate fell below 11 percent in January for the first time in nearly three years.