Coronavirus Update: Bleak Outlook For Workers Suffering California's Record Unemployment RateNew figures released by the federal government show the national unemployment rate is at 14.7 percent, the worst unemployment rate since the Great Depression. Meanwhile, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state's unemployment rate could be even worse.
Coronavirus Update: California Unemployment Disbursements Top $10 Billion Since MarchGov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that the state has dispersed more than $10 billion in unemployment insurance throughout the state since March 15, shortly before the state’s COVID-19 coronavirus shelter-in-place order began.
Flood Of Applicants Bogs Down California EDD Pandemic Unemployment AssistanceFinancial help is finally supposed to be available this week for millions of Californians who couldn’t apply for regular unemployment benefits. But we’re getting flooded with emails from viewers who say they can’t get through to apply.
'It’s Very Difficult'; Coronavirus Pandemic Strains California EDD With Nearly 1 Million Unemployment ClaimsThe California Employment Development Department said Thursday it has now processed nearly one million claims since the beginning of March, and KPIX 5 is learning that a lot of people are still having problems getting through.
Why California Continues To Put Millions At Risk Of ID Theft: The EDD RespondsCalifornia's Employment Development Department says it will continue to print Social Security numbers on many documents it mails and admits it doesn’t know how many people have been compromised by those mailings.
California EDD Finally Removes Social Security Numbers From Some Mailed Documents Following KPIX 5 InvestigationOne of the nation’s largest state agencies says it's finally removing Social Security Numbers from a document mailed every two weeks to millions of Californians, three years after it told KPIX 5 and lawmakers it had already removed the numbers.
California Agency Still Making ID Theft Easy By Mailing Out Social Security NumbersTwo and a half years ago, after a KPIX 5 investigation revealed the state was putting millions at risk for identity theft, officials promised changes.
California Agency Still Making ID Theft Easy By Mailing Out Social Security NumbersTwo and a half years ago after a KPIX 5 investigation revealed the state was putting millions at risk for identity theft, officials promised changes.
California’s Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.7%The number of unemployed Californians stood at 1,082,000 in November, down 274,000 from the same time last year.
San Mateo County Boasts Lowest Unemployment Rate In CA As Jobless Rate Improves StatewideIn the Bay Area, San Mateo is the county with California's lowest unemployment rate at 3.3 percent.
San Francisco Job Growth Continues At A Rapid ClipThe June job report paints a rosy picture of employment in the Bay Area, and it's not only the quantity of jobs created but the quality. San Jose and San Francisco ranked first and second, respectively, in a report on sales job salaries.
California Lawmakers Demand Change To EDD Practice Of Putting Social Security Numbers On DocumentsLawmakers from both sides of the aisle are coming together following a report that revealed the state is putting millions at risk for identity theft by printing full social security numbers on documents being mailed.
Bay Area Unemployment Slightly Higher As California Jobless Rate Hits 6-Year LowThe state Employment Development Department said Friday that California gained 24,200 jobs during the month. It’s the lowest rate in six years. The last time the unemployment rate fell below 7.4 percent was in July 2008.
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.
Late Unemployment Checks Finally In Mail For Thousands of CaliforniansUnemployment checks started going in the mail starting Thursday for tens of thousands of Californians whose benefits have been delayed because of computer problems.