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.
July Numbers Show Employment Growing Slowly But Surely In The Golden StateIn the Bay Area, San Mateo County had the lowest percent of unemployed residents in July.
Gov. Brown Urges Employers At Oakland Business Forum To Hire Ex-ConvictsGov. 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.
San Francisco Unemployment Hits Record Low Of 3.8 Percent; State Jobless Rate DropsThe Employment Development Department released updated figures Friday showing that unemployment is down statewide and at a record low in the City of San Francisco.
California Adds 90,000 Jobs In November; SF Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.4 PercentUnemployment 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.
Data Shows Unemployment Down, Growth Robust After San Jose Adopts $10 Minimum WageIt’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.
Former Salinas Nurse Charged With Elder Abuse, Tax FraudA 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.
California Jobless Rate Hits New Low Since 2008California'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.
California's Unemployment Rate Drops To 8 Percent, Continuing Steady DeclineCalifornia’s unemployment rate continues its steady decline, reaching 8 percent in February.
Every Bay Area County Sees Unemployment Tick HigherThe state Employment Development Department said Friday the rate was down from 8.3 percent in December and from 9.5 percent a year earlier.
Drought Likely To Take Toll On Central Valley Employment NumbersAs 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.
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.