'Job Gains Have Slowed Considerably,' Says Economic Policy Institute EconomistUnemployment's sizable decline in July still reflects a slowing economic recovery in the face of the unchecked coronavirus pandemic.
Many Jobless Californians Not Receiving Benefits As EDD Faces Influx Of ClaimsUnemployed Californians have reported trouble with getting through the state's call centers to get assistance during the pandemic, and the complaints are continuing to come in.
'We Know This Is A Recession, But We Don't Want This To Go Into Depression Territory,' Says Economics ProfessorWith the first round of economic stimulus running out, millions of Americans are about to take a massive hit to their household budget.
New Program Looks To Pair Unemployed El Monte Workers With Jobs In City Of IndustryWhile the City of Industry only has a few hundred residents, it is home to over 3,000 businesses which employ tens of thousands of people.
Mixed Income Workers Receive Less Pandemic Assistance Under CARES ActThose who file both W2 and 1099 earnings — many of whom are in the entertainment industry — have been receiving smaller unemployment benefits under the CARES Act, which only considers W2 earnings.
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.