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California’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.6 Percent

California’s unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in May, maintaining its steady decline past pre-recession levels, the state Employment Development Department reported on Friday.

CBS Los Angeles–06/20/2014

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Calif. Unemployment Dips, 30K Jobs Lost In January

California’s unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in January despite the loss of 31,000 jobs statewide, according to figures released Friday.

03/07/2014

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200K California Residents Feel Pinch While Congress Debates Jobless Benefits

While Congress debates extension of unemployment benefits to more than 1 million Americans, here in California, it’s estimated that 200,000 people are on hold.

01/08/2014

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SoCal Families Losing Unemployment Checks Desperate To Make Ends Meet

The end of unemployment checks for more than a million people on Saturday is driving out-of-work Americans to consider selling cars, moving and taking minimum wage work after already slashing household budgets and pawning personal possessions to make ends meet.

12/28/2013

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Consultancy Firm Will Offer Free Advice To Job Seekers Through Friday

Global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. will offer free advice to job seekers on Dec. 26 and 27.

12/26/2013

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Long-Term Jobless Face Bleak Christmas After Congress Fails To Pass Benefits Extension

Lawmakers in Washington may be leaving town for the holidays, but for Tommy Donovan, the Congressional vacation couldn’t come at a worse time.

12/19/2013

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Shutdown Delays California Unemployment Data

California’s monthly unemployment figures for September are being delayed due to the partial federal government shutdown that ended this week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/18/2013

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Poverty Rate Rises In LA Metro Area In Wake Of ’08 Recession

More Southland residents were living in poverty this past year in the wake of the 2008 recession, according to government data released Thursday.

09/19/2013

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More LA County Workers Jobless In July

The unemployment rate in Los Angeles County rose to 9.9 percent in July, up from 9.7 percent in the previous month, state officials said Friday.

08/16/2013

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University Professor Offers Advice For Career Advancement In Los Angeles

Business and Management Instructor Dr. Roger L. Torneden offers tips for navigating a career in today’s challenging market.

07/22/2013

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Staffing Industry Expert Shares Current Unemployment Numbers

Iyda Kelati, a branch manager for Adecco Staffing USA, appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to discuss the latest unemployment numbers for Los Angeles.

05/18/2013

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Calif. Unemployment Rate Drops To 9.4 Percent

California’s jobless rate decreased to 9.4 percent in March, continuing a steady decline as the state pulls itself out of recession.

04/19/2013

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Calif. Jobless Rate Dips To 9.6 Percent

California’s jobless rate dipped to 9.6 percent last month, the lowest in more than four years.

03/29/2013

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Local Health Care Group Looking To Hire 150 New Employees

As the economy begins to grow, many local people have still found themselves out of work. One health care company company is looking to hire 150 Southern Californians.

03/25/2013

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OC Job Fair Charges Unemployed Applicants Up To $20 To Attend

Job seekers were forced to pay an entrance fee to an Orange County job fair Thursday, despite being unemployed.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/21/2013

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