California's Growth Continued In March Despite Labor ShortageFor the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of unemployed people in California has dipped below 1 million.
Despite Inflation Worries, California Unemployment Rate Holds SteadyCalifornia's unemployment rate held steady in January as the nation's most populous state added 53,600 jobs in a sign the economy is slowly returning to pre-pandemic levels.
Feds Allege Record $25 Million In Claims From Jobless ScamAn unemployment scam operated out of California prisons sought a record $25 million from the state and U.S. governments, netting more than $5 million that went for vehicles, furniture, handbags, and jewelry, federal authorities said Friday.
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Disability Claims Suspended As California Officials Cite FraudAfter stealing the identities of death row inmates and even a sitting U.S. senator to make off with billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits during the pandemic, scammers have now moved on to impersonating doctors to dupe California officials into giving them disability checks.
California’s Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.9 Percent In NovemberWith employers adding over 45,000 non-farm payroll jobs, the unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent in November, said the California Employment Development Department.
Texas And Florida Beat California In Job Gains As Hiring Slowed In SeptemberNine of California's 11 industry sectors gained jobs in September, led by leisure and hospitality based on what state officials said was strength in performing arts and spectator sports.
US Job Openings Surge To Record 9.3 Million In AprilU.S. employers posted a record 9.3 million job openings in April as the U.S. economy reopens at break-neck speed.
Signs Of Recovery As California Adds Jobs For 2nd MonthCalifornia employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic.
Thunder Valley Casino Holds Job Fair As Employers Scramble For CandidatesA local casino is looking for dozens of full and part-time workers amidst a labor shortage.
California EDD Chief Vows Changes After MisstepsEmployment Development Director Rita Saenz, who took over last month after the previous director retired, repeatedly said she could not answer questions about what happened before she was hired. But she vowed to lawmakers: “This will never happen again.”
State Auditor Rips California EDD For Being Unprepared Despite Knowing About Issues For Nearly A DecadeCalifornia's unemployment agency might have overpaid millions of people since March after it stopped enforcing some eligibility rules so they could process claims faster, according to a new audit released Tuesday.
1.4 Million Virus Unemployment Claims Suspended In CaliforniaCalifornia has suspended 1.4 million unemployment claims as it battles fraud in its massive coronavirus unemployment relief program, it was reported Wednesday.
California May Have Paid Out-Of-State Inmates Unemployment BenefitsMore than $40 million in California funding intended to help people left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic probably went to inmates in out-of-state jails and prisons, it was reported Tuesday.
Sacramento Man Accused Of Bilking $219K From California EDD Debit CardsProsecutors have filed charges against a Sacramento man suspected of fraudulently taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from California unemployment.
Newsom Appoints Rita L. Saenz As New EDD DirectorGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday appointed Rita L. Saenz to oversee the state's Employment Development Department, which has been overwhelmed by claims during the coronavirus pandemic and also has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in phony claims, including to prison inmates.