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.