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  • Any federal job openings after sequestration?

    DEAR JOYCE: Are federal jobs still a good place to look for employment? Or has the sequester dried up the federal job market? -- J.M. I can see how headlines describing such sequestration cutbacks as the shrinking of work weeks for flight controllers,...
  • High youth unemployment costs U.S. billions a year, study says

    High youth unemployment costs U.S. billions a year, study says
    Stubbornly high unemployment among millennials costs the U.S. billions in lowered tax revenue and higher safety net costs, according to one study. Millennials -- defined as those 18 to 34 years old -- have suffered from double-digit jobless rates for...
  • U.S. Postal Service reports $5-billion yearly loss

    U.S. Postal Service reports $5-billion yearly loss
    The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service on Friday reported a $5-billion loss in the last fiscal year and again urged Congress to take legislative action that would help the agency shore up its finances. The $5-billion loss during the fiscal year that...
  • Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week

    Initial jobless claims dropped sharply to 331,000 last week
    WASHINGTON -- In a positive sign heading into Friday's unemployment report, initial jobless claims dropped sharply last week, offsetting a surprising jump the previous week. There were 331,000 people who applied for first-time unemployment benefits in...
  • 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...
  • Initial jobless claims surge to 2-month high amid holiday volatility

    Initial jobless claims surge to 2-month high amid holiday volatility
    WASHINGTON — First-time jobless claims surged last week to a two-month high after plunging to near a six-year low the previous week, highlighting the volatility of the data during the holiday season, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 368,...
  • Government: When push comes to nudge

    Government: When push comes to nudge
    News came last month that the Obama administration, following the lead of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his government's so-called Nudge Unit, is recruiting behavioral scientists to help shape regulatory policy. Nudges are ways of offering...
  • Californians frustrated by unemployment check delays vent online

    Californians frustrated by unemployment check delays vent online
    They spent hours calling the unemployment benefits hotline hoping to reach a human. In-person visits to local Employment Development Department offices were unfruitful. And with no notification by snail mail, email or telephone, Californians whose...
  • Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message

    Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message
    Last spring, CoverGirl announced a makeup line called the Capitol Collection, a marketing tie-in with the "Hunger Games" film franchise, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. The makeup is supposed to draw its users closer to the world of Panem, where...
  • 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...
  • Jobless claims near six-year low after computer glitches are fixed

    Jobless claims near six-year low after computer glitches are fixed
    WASHINGTON -- With reporting problems in California and Nevada resolved, new jobless claims last week settled at near a six-year low of 305,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The figure provides a more accurate sense of the jobs market than the...