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Unemployment

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

Mud Cracks

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

(CBS)

California Unemployment Rate Drops

The unemployment rate in California dropped last month and a similar trend occurred in parts of the Bay Area, according to state jobs data released Friday.

01/24/2014

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Bay Area Unemployment Rate Continues To Drop

Unemployment rates continued to drop in California and in the Bay Area in November, according to state jobs data released Friday.

12/20/2013

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

California Unemployment Falls To 8.7 Percent

California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent in September and was unchanged in October, snapping a two-month streak of increases, the state Employment Development Department said Friday.

11/22/2013

(CBS)

Bay Area Unemployment Drops Again; California Jobless Rate Climbs

Unemployment rates in the Bay Area subsided again in August after a brief rise in July, but statewide jobless rates continued to climb, state employment officials said Friday.

09/20/2013

Shopping carts sit in the parking lot of a Target store. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Target Hiring 18K Fewer Seasonal Employees Than Last Year

Target plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the critical holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices.

09/20/2013

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State Unemployment Agency Facing Its Own Job Cuts

The state Employment Development Department plans to begin cutting staff to address declining funding from the federal unemployment insurance program.

08/27/2013

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