| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:09 AM
The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000, the largest drop in over a year, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
In the week ending Dec. 21, the number of seasonally adjusted jobless claims was 338,000, down from...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:36 AM
More than a week after the state's top labor official ordered the California Employment Development Department to pay out all backlogged unemployment claims, many Californians have yet to see their checks.
The California EDD had been working overtime to...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped last week to 358,000 but remained high because of the partial federal government shutdown.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped from the previous week's revised figure of...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Private-sector hiring slowed last month as employers added 176,000 new jobs, but the gains were consistent with the labor market's steady though unspectacular growth over the last two years, payroll processing firm ADP said Thursday....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:09 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery.
About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:46 AM
WASHINGTON — Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped last week to the highest level since March, the Labor Department said Thursday, countering recent upbeat economic data and reflecting holiday season volatility.
The number of people filing...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:38 AM
It took a month before the state Employment Development Department said it got a handle on about 124,000 backlogged unemployment benefits claim after a computer upgrade inadvertently halted payments.
Now another problem: Thousands of Californians who...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:02 AM
WASHINGTON -- First-time jobless claims dropped last week as fewer federal workers applied for benefits, but the figures remained inflated by the 16-day partial government shutdown.
The total number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The state Employment Development Department said late Tuesday it will begin to pay out all backlogged unemployment benefits as soon as Thursday.
The backlog of about 80,000 claims began when the EDD upgraded its 30-year-old computer system over Labor...
| Jan 22, 2014
"Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the worst strain of a widespread disease otherwise known as economic insecurity. Most families worry about making ends...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped slightly last week to the lowest level since November, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to 326,000 from a downwardly revised 328,000...