Report Finds Inaction by State Unemployment Department Led to FraudDespite early warnings about an increase in fraudulent jobless claims, California's unemployment agency waited four months before it made any substantive changes to its systems, according to a new audit released Thursday.
California Unemployment Claims Surge To Highest Level In 3 Months As Pandemic Pounds EconomyCalifornia unemployment claims have climbed to their highest levels in nearly three months as surging coronavirus cases halt plans to reopen the economy, and an extra $600 in weekly federal unemployment benefits is set to expire at the end of the week.
California's Unemployment Rate Tied For Worst In NationNevada’s rate, while tied with California and Mississippi for the highest among states at 9.6 percent, was down from 11.8 percent a year ago.
Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy TheoryThere is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama's birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.