California Unemployment Claims Stay High Despite Fruitful Job MarketWhile California employers continue to add new jobs at a record-breaking pace, applications for state unemployment claims remain stubbornly high, a sign the highly contagious delta variant could be giving people pause about returning to work.
California Announces Change to Pay Unemployment Benefits FasterGov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Thursday announced a major change in how California pays unemployment benefits, potentially unlocking payments for up to 100,000 people who have gone weeks or months without assistance.
California Reopens: Hiring Slows In June; Unemployment Rate SteadyHiring in California slowed down in June as employers tried to coax reluctant workers back into their pre-pandemic jobs before expanded unemployment benefits expire in September.
California EDD Now Requiring Proof of Job Search To Collect Unemployment BenefitsAfter more than a year of a COVID-19 hiatus, California officials once again Sunday began requiring state residents to provide proof of an employment search to obtain their unemployment benefits.
UPDATE: State Requiring Job Search Proof For Unemployment Benefits; How Will EDD Enforce It?With the economy almost fully reopened now, businesses are complaining that the state’s unemployment benefits are so generous, it’s keeping people from looking for work. So, starting this week, those receiving benefits will have to at least say they’re looking for a job.
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.