| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:48 AM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:38 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:07 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:42 AM
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.
| Sep 29, 2013
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:53 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2013
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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:43 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:11 AM
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...