Unemployment

Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Urges Employers At Oakland Business Forum To Hire Ex-Convicts

Gov. Jerry Brown spoke about the benefits of prison labor and hiring former convicts Friday morning at the Bay Area Employers Forum in Oakland, urging local leaders to give ex-offenders a chance to earn an honest living.

03/20/2015

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San Francisco Unemployment Hits Record Low Of 3.8 Percent; State Jobless Rate Drops

The Employment Development Department released updated figures Friday showing that unemployment is down statewide and at a record low in the City of San Francisco.

01/23/2015

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

California Adds 90,000 Jobs In November; SF Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.4 Percent

Unemployment rates across the Bay Area dropped in November, compared with a year ago, according to data released Friday from the state’s Employment Development Department.

12/20/2014

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Data Shows Unemployment Down, Growth Robust After San Jose Adopts $10 Minimum Wage

It’s been two years since San Jose voted to increase its minimum wage to $10 an hour. San Jose State University professor Scott Myers-Lipton, whose students came up with the idea, is not one to rub it in.

11/04/2014

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Former Salinas Nurse Charged With Elder Abuse, Tax Fraud

A former nursing assistant has been charged with stealing from an elderly Salinas woman in her care and providing false information on tax returns and unemployment benefit claims.

06/24/2014

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

California Jobless Rate Hits New Low Since 2008

California’s unemployment rate has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly six years, a sign that the state’s economy has rebounded from the depths of the recession.

05/16/2014

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

California’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 8 Percent, Continuing Steady Decline

California’s unemployment rate continues its steady decline, reaching 8 percent in February.

03/21/2014

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

Every Bay Area County Sees Unemployment Tick Higher

The state Employment Development Department said Friday the rate was down from 8.3 percent in December and from 9.5 percent a year earlier.

03/07/2014

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Drought Likely To Take Toll On Central Valley Employment Numbers

As water supplies shrink due to the ongoing drought—the driest in the California’s recorded history—unemployment in the Central Valley’s agricultural industry is predicted to rise.

02/03/2014

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.

01/29/2014

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