California’s Unemployment Rate Falls To 6.5 Percent In December 2021As of December 2021, the California unemployment rate has dropped a half percent from November of the same year.
Criminals Stole At Least $20 Billion In Unemployment Payments From CaliforniaCalifornia has given away at least $20 billion to criminals in the form of fraudulent unemployment benefits, state officials said Monday.
Elk Grove Man Charged With Making $385K In Fraudulent EDD ClaimsAn Elk Grove man has been arrested, accused of stealing more than $385,000 in taxpayer funds via fraudulent unemployment claims.
Link: Assembly Members Helping Connect Californians With Unemployment BenefitsAs unemployment claims continue to be above the pre-pandemic levels, state lawmakers are hiring employees to work with the EDD.
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.
Police: 2 Women Arrested In Davis Allegedly Had Stolen Mail, DrugsTwo women were arrested in Davis over the weekend after officers allegedly found stolen items, drugs, and numerous EDD debit cards belonging to other people in their vehicle.
Crime Ring Uncovered During Roseville Traffic Stop May Have Ties To Human TraffickingDetectives say an operation that started with a traffic stop in Roseville last year eventually took down a suspected EDD fraud ring with 200 known victims.
Roseville Police Uncover Massive Alleged EDD Fraud Ring; $2.3M Fraudulently Withdrawn From 200 Victims, Detectives SayDetectives say an operation that started with a traffic stop in Roseville last year eventually took down a suspected EDD fraud ring with 200 known victims.
Roseville Woman Admits To Unemployment Benefit FraudAutomatic teller machine cameras showed the woman using the debit card issued to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
California Inmate Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $100,000 In Unemployment BenefitsA California prison inmate pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to steal more than $100,000 in unemployment benefits designed to help those who lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic — one of numerous such thefts that authorities say have totaled more than $810 million.
Woman, 7 Inmates Suspected In $120K California EDD Fraud RingThe district attorney’s office says a woman was arrested at a Rio Linda home on Tuesday in connection to a suspected EDD fraud ring that also allegedly involves seven inmates.
California EDD Unemployment Website Down Since WeekendCalifornia’s beleaguered Employment Development Department website is experiencing problems as of Monday afternoon, leaving people trying to file unemployment claims scrambling.
Sacramento Couple Accused Of Receiving $550K In Fraudulent Unemployment BenefitsA Sacramento couple is accused of receiving more than $550,000 in fraudulent unemployment funds, police announced Friday.
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.”
Audit: California Unemployment Agency Was Warned Of Fraud, Did LittleDespite warnings, the California Employment Development Department did nothing for four months to stop paying bogus jobless claims, according to an audit released Thursday.