An audit by the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes is placing blame on the California State Controller’s Office for “chronic mismanagement” of the state’s payroll system.
KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the year-end tally of city labor costs including some astronomical overtime figures being doled out.
California’s jobless rate grew for the second straight month in August to 12.1 percent, up one percentage point from the previous month.
The unemployment rate in California is still falling, dropping to 11.7 percent in May, but the number of jobs in the state is down too.
California’s unemployment rate has dropped below 12 percent for the first time since August 2009 — another positive sign for the nation’s economy.