COVID Surge: California Unemployment Claims Spike Alongside Case RatesWith businesses being forced to shut down amid COVID shelter orders across the state, unemployment claims are at their highest level in months. The latest numbers show California jobless claims have risen to nearly 178,000.
Head of Troubled California Employment Development Dept. Will RetireSharon Hilliard, who has served as director of the embattled California Employment Development Department since her appointment in February, will retire at year-end.
California Hits Reset Button On EDD; Strike Team Moves To Tackle Unemployment Claim Backlog, Fraudulent ApplicationsThe State of California has begun the process of revamping the embattled system used by the Employment Development Department to process unemployment claims, following months of trying to resolve missing claims, investigate fraud, and tackle a huge backlog of cases.
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.
'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.
California Unemployment Claims Down Due To Fewer LayoffsCalifornia unemployment claims were down in May due to fewer layoffs in the service industry.