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  • Long-term unemployed watch coming debate over benefits closely

    Long-term unemployed watch coming debate over benefits closely
    The first thing Eric Miles lost was his Jeep. Then it was the apartment that he and his 12-year-old son called home. Since the federal government cut off jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed late last year, the 54-year-old East Baltimore man has...
  • Senate advances unemployment benefits bill, but House GOP balks

    WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan agreement to restore unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2.2 million jobless Americans cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday but faces continued opposition from Republicans in the House, making final passage uncertain....
  • Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January

    Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January
    The percentage of Americans who say they lack health insurance ticked down slightly in January, according to new data that appear to reflect the first effects of President Obama’s health law. Gallup, which has regularly tracked Americans’...
  • Initial jobless claims down slightly to 326,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims down slightly to 326,000 last week
    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...
  • EDD makes big improvements in phone service

    SACRAMENTO — They're finally answering phones at California's beleaguered unemployment benefits agency. Four months ago, 9 out of 10 callers couldn't reach a live staffer at the Employment Development Department, according to official call logs....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims held roughly steady last week at nearly a  two-month low, pointing toward moderate labor market growth, federal officials said Thursday. There were 326,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the...
  • 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...