California EDD Will Require Proof of Job Search To Collect Benefits Beginning In JulyCalifornia will stop giving unemployment benefits to people who are not actively applying for jobs, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has announced.
COVID Impact: California, Other States Use Federal Funds To Supplement Unemployment CacheWith federal COVID-19 aid pouring into states like California, businesses there could be spared billions of dollars of higher taxes in coming years, potentially freeing up money to spend on employees or invest in their operations.
COVID Recovery: California Regains Nearly Half Of Jobs Lost In PandemicCalifornia extended its slow but steady economic recovery in April, adding more than 100,000 jobs for the third consecutive month, officials said Friday.
COVID: Service Industry Employers Lament Lack of People Willing to Fill Open JobsRight when the restaurant and retail industries are bouncing back with customers returning as COVID restrictions ease, many businesses are facing a new hurdle: hiring employees to fill open positions.
COVID Job Market: Signs Of Recovery As California Adds Jobs For 2nd MonthCalifornia employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic.
Bouncing Back? New Unemployment Claims In California Down DrasticallyThe latest California new unemployment claim numbers are the first real sign the state’s economy is recovering. What is unknown is how many small businesses will bounce back. 
EDD Fraud: Fresno Man, Central Valley Inmate Plead Guilty To $103K Unemployment Benefit SchemeTwo people, including an inmate at a prison in the Central Valley, have pled guilty in connection with a scheme defrauding the California Employment Development Department (EDD) out of $100,000 in COVID-19 unemployment benefits.
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.
Hopeful Signs As California Adds 141,000 Jobs In FebruaryCalifornia added 141,000 jobs in February as more than a quarter of a million people returned to the workforce, state officials announced Friday.
COVID Unemployment: California Lost Nearly 70,000 Jobs In January, But Recovery Likely ComingNumbers released Friday by the Employment Development Department show the nation's most populous state lost 69,900 jobs in January.
Lawmakers Unveil Reforms To California's Troubled EDD Unemployment Payment ProgramIn the wake of billions of dollars lost to fraud, a group of California lawmakers unveiled legislation Thursday designed to overhaul the state's troubled Employee Development Department (EDD) unemployment payment program.