The state agency that handles unemployment claims for millions of Californians says it has hired nearly 500 new employees to process claims since Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration ordered it last year to beef up customer service.
California recorded its lowest jobless rate last month since the early months of the Great Recession, while the number of additional jobs was the second-largest gain since the state began keeping that record in 1990.
A new report says California’s economy is expected to continue its steady recovery and predicts the state unemployment rate will drop nearly two full percentage points by the end of 2016.
Unemployment in Los Angeles County held steady at 8 percent in October, compared to the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
Unemployment throughout the state has dipped in September, according to a report Friday from the state Employment Development Department.
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.
California’s unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in January despite the loss of 31,000 jobs statewide, according to figures released Friday.
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.
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.
Global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. will offer free advice to job seekers on Dec. 26 and 27.
Lawmakers in Washington may be leaving town for the holidays, but for Tommy Donovan, the Congressional vacation couldn’t come at a worse time.
California’s monthly unemployment figures for September are being delayed due to the partial federal government shutdown that ended this week.
More Southland residents were living in poverty this past year in the wake of the 2008 recession, according to government data released Thursday.
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.
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