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Unemployment Benefits

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  • Fix Unemployment Now campaign seeks to reform jobless insurance

    Fix Unemployment Now campaign seeks to reform jobless insurance
    A group seeking to reform the state’s unemployment insurance system kicked off its campaign Thursday outside an Employment Development Department office in South Los Angeles. Backed by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, the...
  • Gov. Brown's staff orders EDD to fix unemployment insurance problems

    Gov. Brown's staff orders EDD to fix unemployment insurance problems
    Citing "unacceptable levels of of payment delays and unanswered calls," Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has ordered the Employment Development Department to hire additional staff, overhaul its phone system and add IT staff to fix problems with its...
  • Weekly jobless claims drop sharply to 323,000 as layoffs ease

    Weekly jobless claims drop sharply to 323,000 as layoffs ease
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims fell sharply last week to their lowest level in three months, the Labor Department said Thursday, as a private report showed layoffs eased in February. About 323,000 people filed for first-time unemployment...
  • Campaign seeks to reform California's jobless insurance program

    A community group backed by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment is organizing a campaign to reform the state's troubled unemployment insurance program.  The program, administered by the Employment Development Department, has delayed...
  • Audit, more funding requested to ease EDD jobless insurance woes

    Audit, more funding requested to ease EDD jobless insurance woes
    A California lawmaker Monday asked for additional funding and an audit intended to ease problems with the state's unemployment insurance program, which has been hampered after a botched technology upgrade implemented by the beleaguered Employment...
  • Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000

    Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000
    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...
  • Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later

    Only 11% of the long-term unemployed find work again a year later
    In a sobering new study, three Princeton economists found that only 11% of the long-term unemployed in any given month found full-time work a year later.  The paper, presented Thursday at a Brookings Panel on Economic Activity, offered a comprehensive...
  • Jobless claims fall to lowest level in nearly seven years

    Jobless claims fall to lowest level in nearly seven years
    Initial jobless claims plunged last week to their lowest level in nearly seven years, a sign that the labor market was picking up traction. The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 300,000 last week, a decrease of 32,000 from...
  • Nasdaq sees triple-digit decline as technology shares plunge

    Another plunge in once-soaring technology stocks sent the Nasdaq composite index into a triple-digit decline and pushed the rest of the stock market down with it. Erstwhile darlings such as Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., as well as biotechnology...
  • Jobless claims rise, but remain low heading into Friday's jobs report

    Jobless claims rise, but remain low heading into Friday's jobs report
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims unexpectedly increased last week but remained low in a positive sign for labor market growth before Friday's jobs report. About 326,000 people applied for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended Saturday,...
  • Initial jobless claims jumped last week to near 350,000

    Initial jobless claims jumped last week to near 350,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims surprisingly jumped last week to near 350,000 but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose to 348,000, up sharply from...