Mission Viejo Family Still Waiting For EDD Unemployment PaymentsThis family’s struggle is not unique. Every week, CBS2/KCAL9 investigative reporter Kristine Lazar receives several emails from people desperate to receive their unemployment benefits.
Unemployment Unexpectedly Drops, But Full Recovery Not ImminentThe unemployment rate took a surprising drop, but while hope exists the road to recovery remains uncertain.
May Unemployment Rate Drops To 13.3%, US Adds 2.5M JobsThe latest figures suggest the labor market has hit bottom and is now rallying, with forecasters predicting that layoffs will ease as states reopen.
Another 1.9M Americans File For UnemploymentSince mid-March, roughly 44 million workers have applied for jobless aid, although some have since been rehired.
Another 3.3M Americans File For Unemployment, More Than 42M Since Pandemic BeganSome 2.1 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, and another 1.2 million applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
Man Finally Receives Unemployment Benefits After Calling EDD Thousands Of Times, Emailing Labor SecretaryOne morning, in a two-hour period, Mike Hardy of San Pedro said he called EDD nearly 400 times and has the screenshots to prove it.
'There's Only One Bill To Prioritize -- Everything Else Is Negotiable': CBS Analyst Explains How To Navigate Outstanding Balances On Limited FundsJill Schlesinger, certified financial planner and CBS News business analyst, looks at how to devise a game plan for paying bills when money is tight.
Coronavirus: Garcetti Says City Not Ready To Reopen, State Borrows $10B To Fund Unemployment BenefitsCalifornia says flower shops, bookstores, sports goods and clothing retailers can all reopen with curbside pickup this Friday, but only if local leaders feel it would be safe to do so.
Facebook Group Helps Get Answers From California Unemployment OfficeThe group tackles dozens of topics from benefits exhausted to penalty weeks and ID verification, but perhaps the most commonly asked question is how to get EDD on the phone.
New EDD Call Center Staffed With Employees Unable To File Claims, Frustrations Grow For Those Waiting For FundsEDD admitted that those who answer on their new number are only able to assist with technical help, password resetting, UI Online questions, and general information.
Workers Struggle To Get Through To Unemployment, Receive Funds As EDD Works Through Record 2.7 Million ClaimsThere have been 2.7 million unemployment claims in California over the past four weeks.
'I Feel Lost And Unheard': Laid-Off Workers Facing Issues Receiving Unemployment MoneyDue to an increase in calls, the Employment Development Department will add a secondary call center line beginning Monday so people in California can call in between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.
Coronavirus: Historic Level Of Unemployment Has Residents Depending On Food Banks, DonationsAt food banks across the nation, the long lines paint a picture of the economic hardship hitting residents and organizations across Southern California are stepping in to help.
Coronavirus: More Than 2.4 Million Californians File Jobless Claims In A MonthIn California, more than 2.4 million jobless claims were filed in the last month. In just the last week, the state processed more than 925,000 claims, which were up nearly 2,500 percent over last year.
LA County Announces New Hotline To Help Workers, Business Owners Amid Coronavirus PandemicIn California alone, more than 2.4 million jobless claims were filed last month as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Just last week, the state processed more than 925,000 claims — up 2,418% over last year.