Unemployment Rate

(credit: Getty Images)

Unemployment Down In LA County, Up Slightly In Orange, Riverside Counties

Unemployment was down in June in Los Angeles County, but went up slightly in Orange and Riverside counties.


(credit: Getty Images)

UCLA Anderson Forecast Predicts Unemployment Rate Will Continue To Fall

A new report says California’s economy is expected to continue its steady recovery and predicts the state unemployment rate will drop more than a percentage point over the next two years.


(credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Economic Forecast Sees Steady Job Gains On The Horizon

High consumer confidence and widespread job creation will help California see steady job gains through 2017, according to a UCLA economic forecast released Thursday.


(credit: Thinkstock)

California Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.9 Percent

California enjoyed its largest monthly job gain in over a year with the addition of 67,300 new positions in January, driving the unemployment rate down to 6.9 percent, a state agency said Friday.



Unemployment Rate Down In December

California’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in December, a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point from a month earlier, but the state added just 700 jobs last month, a disappointing number after good job gains in November.


(credit: Getty Images)

LA County Unemployment Rate Holds Steady At 8.1 Percent

The unemployment rate in Los Angeles County held steady at 8.1 percent in August, compared to the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.


(credit: Getty Images)

California Jobless Rate At Lowest Level Since 2008

In one of the strongest signals of a rebounding economy yet, California’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in six years.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/16/2014

(credit: Getty Images)

Unemployment Rates Fell In Number Of States Last Month

More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.


(credit: Getty Images)

California Unemployment Rate Falls To 8 Percent

California’s unemployment rate dropped to 8 percent in February, as a net gain of 58,000 positions prolonged steady improvement in the job market, state officials reported Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/21/2014

(credit: Getty Images)

Calif. Jobless Rate Increases To 8.9 Percent

California’s unemployment rate rose for the second consecutive month in August, to 8.9 percent, even as the state added more than 29,000 jobs, the state Employment Development Department said Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/20/2013

(credit: Getty Images)

Calif. Unemployment Rate Falls Below 9 Percent

California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless number has dipped below 9 percent, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/21/2013


Federal Jobless Benefits To End Saturday Because Of California’s Improving Economy

Federal long-term benefits for the chronically unemployed workers are set to expire Saturday for 93,000 Californians.



Report: 7 of 10 Worst Cities To Find A Job In California

U.S. News and World Report has the list of the 10 worst cities for finding a job, and it doesn’t have good news for California.


(credit: CBS)

IE Community Trying To Lure In New Businesses, Jobs

The Inland Empire has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, but efforts to attract new businesses and jobs to the high desert could soon start to help.


(credit: Getty Images)

California’s Unemployment Rate Hits 12 Percent

California’s unemployment rate climbed to 12 percent in July, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.