| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday urged members of Congress to extend unemployment benefits for Americans who have been out of work for a long time, arguing that those unemployed are “not lazy” but victims of the country’s...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:19 AM
A report released Tuesday by the National Employment Law Project blames chronic underfunding by the federal government for problems with states' unemployment insurance programs that include extensive backlogs and outdated, unreliable systems.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:40 AM
More than two days after the state's top labor official ordered all delayed unemployment benefits payments to be issued immediately, some Californians have yet to see their money posted to their bank accounts.
Some 124,000 Californians were expecting...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a $3.45-billion stake in Exxon Mobil in the third quarter, the company's largest investment since it invested $10.7 billion in IBM two years ago, according to a regulatory filing late Thursday.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Bank of England sees "no immediate need" to raise rock-bottom interest rates despite an unemployment rate that is falling more rapidly than anticipated, according to minutes of its January meeting released Wednesday.
Just like Federal Reserve...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The state Assembly has set an oversight hearing for Nov. 6 that will look into what went wrong when the state Employment Development Department launched a computer system upgrade that backfired, delaying unemployment checks to thousands of state...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:57 PM
WASHINGTON — Legislation to resume long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans cleared a key hurdle Tuesday in the Senate, though final passage in the chamber, and ultimately the House, remains difficult.
The 60-37 vote,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Fourteen Democratic governors have signed a letter drafted by Gov. Martin O'Malley that calls on Congress to extend federal unemployment benefits quickly or risk slowing the nation's economic recovery.
"Congress should extend unemployment benefits, as...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:35 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims were higher than expected last week at 339,000 and figures for the previous week were revised upward, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Economists had expected the number of people filing for first-time...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:15 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims dropped for the fourth straight week after spiking because of the partial federal government shutdown, the Labor Department said Thursday.
About 336,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the first time...