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  • Is backlog of delayed unemployment checks cleared? Many say no

    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...
  • 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 drop to 358,000 but are skewed by shutdown

    Initial jobless claims drop to 358,000 but are skewed by shutdown
    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...
  • Mexican immigrants insulated native workers from job cuts, study says

    Mexican immigrants insulated native workers from job cuts, study says
    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...
  • Jobs report could be delayed by federal government shutdown

    Jobs report could be delayed by federal government shutdown
    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...
  • Jobless claims unexpectedly jump to highest level since March

    Jobless claims unexpectedly jump to highest level since March
    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...
  • California EDD struggling to keep up with unemployment claims

    California EDD struggling to keep up with unemployment claims
    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...
  • Initial jobless claims fell last week as government shutdown ended

    Initial jobless claims fell last week as government shutdown ended
    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...
  • California EDD to pay delayed unemployment benefits this week

    California EDD to pay delayed unemployment benefits this week
    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...
  • Paul Bunyan, ox sidekick hired as insurance salesmen in Minnesota

    Paul Bunyan, ox sidekick hired as insurance salesmen in Minnesota
    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...
  • 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...