California Unemployment Rate Falls for 4th Straight Month, Regains Half of Jobs Lost in PandemicCalifornia has regained more than half of the 2.7 million jobs it lost at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Friday, a trend driven by restaurants and hotels hiring more people as the Golden State reopens its economy.
Road to Recovery: Economists Say It's a Good Time for Jobseekers9.7 million Americans are currently unemployed, 1.5 million of them live in California. Economists say that, even with high unemployment numbers, it’s a great time to be looking for work.
COVID Economy: New California Jobs Report Indicates State's Workers Still StrugglingWhile there are increasing signs of California's economy picking up steam as it emerges from pandemic-related stagnation, a new jobs report out Thursday shows that much of the state's economy is still sputtering.
Fraudulent Unemployment Benefits Paid to Fired EDD Employee Filing as Sen. Dianne FeinsteinCalifornia has paid $21,000 in unemployment benefits to a woman in Roseville who filed under the name and Social Security number of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
State Officials Put 2-Week Freeze on New Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia will not accept new unemployment claims for the next two weeks as the state works to prevent fraud and reduce a backlog as more than 2 million people are out of work statewide during the coronavirus pandemic.
Former EDD Director Suggests Fraud Behind 'Ridiculously Outsized' Unemployment ClaimsConcerns are growing of possible fraud in California’s unemployment system after a suspicious number of claims involving independent contractors.
State Employment Development Department Swamped With Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia lawmakers' offices have been flooded with requests for assistance from frustrated constituents unable to secure unemployment benefits from the 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.
Bay Area Unemployment Below State Average, San Mateo County Rate BestAll of the Bay Area's nine counties had unemployment rates last month below the state average, according to the California Employment Development Department.
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.
Bay Area, California Unemployment Up Slightly As U.S Jobless Rate FallsUnemployment rates rose in July in the Bay Area and statewide, even as the national unemployment rate declined, state officials said Friday.
California Jobless Rate Remains Steady At 9.8 PercentState officials say California’s jobless rate remained at 9.8 percent in December, the same rate as in November.
California Unemployment Rate Drops To 11.3 PercentCalifornia's unemployment rate fell to 11.3 percent in November, the lowest it has been since May 2009.
Advice To Bay Area Job-Seekers: Think PositiveWith unemployment climbing toward 10 percent nationwide, and California’s rate already over 12 percent, it's no wonder job applicants are a little desperate.
Unemployment May Trigger Sluggish Shopping SeasonCalifornia’s high unemployment rate could trigger a sluggish retail season.