| 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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:08 PM
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...
| 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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:16 PM
New research published Tuesday found that in cities with large numbers of Mexican-born workers, the immigrants insulated native-born workers from steep job losses during the recession.
Researchers said that when labor markets soured, immigrants chased...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The latest report on job creation and the unemployment rate, set to be released Friday, could be delayed if the federal government shuts down this week, the Labor Department said.
"All survey and other program operations will cease and the...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, now has 10,000 reasons to to get health insurance, too.
At least that's the latest pitch from state officials launching a campaign to enroll about 1 million residents in healthcare coverage when its state-run...
| 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...