LADWP To Cut Its Budget By More Than $400M

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is cutting its budget more than $400 million by imposing a hiring freeze, reducing nonessential training and eliminating take-home vehicles for executives.


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Jobless Rate Hits 2-Year Low, But Work Still Scarce For Millions

While jobs are still scarce in the public sector — because governments are basically going broke — the private sector appears to be ramping up hiring.

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Calif. Jobless Rate Dips Slightly, But Housing Recovery Sluggish

After 96,500 jobs were created in February — with roughly half of the job increases coming nationally — California’s unemployment rate slid to 12.2 percent.

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California Among Top 5 States To Add New Jobs

The unemployment rate fell or held steady in 40 states in January, the latest sign that hiring is strengthening throughout the country.


Homicides Dip 16 Percent In Compton, LA County

Officials say decreases in homicides in the Compton Station area are among the most notable successes in the annual report.


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California’s Jobless Rate Remains At 12.4 Percent

Officials say California’s unemployment rate remained steady at 12.4 percent over the past month.


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16 Arrested During Protest Over Possible UC Tuition Increase

University of California students clashed with police outside a meeting of the UC Board of Regents, which is scheduled to vote on another tuition increase.


California’s 3-Year Recidivism Rate Climbs Slightly

A new state report shows 67.5 percent of California prison inmates who were paroled in 2005-06 returned to prison within three years.


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Foreclosure Activity Up Across California, The Nation

The foreclosure crisis intensified across a majority of large U.S. metropolitan areas this summer, with Chicago and Seattle — cities outside of the states that have shouldered the worst of the housing downturn — seeing a sharp increase in foreclosure warnings.


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Report: ‘Underemployed’ Calif. Jobless Rate May Top 22 Percent

Unemployment may have stabilized in September, but a CBS “60 Minutes” report says new data paints a much gloomier picture of the state’s job market.


Study: Calif. Community Colleges Fail To Prep Students

A new study finds that most students seeking degrees at California’s community colleges never get them.

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Poll: Half Say Goodbye To ‘American Dream’

After decades of financial prosperity for a nation that served as the economic engine of the world, a new survey says more than half of Americans are losing hope of ever achieving the success of previous generations.


Payroll Cuts Latest Blow To Jobs Market

The U.S. jobless rate has now topped 9.5 percent for 14 straight months, the longest stretch since the 1930s, with most people knowing someone who does not have full-time employment.

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