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California unemployment remains at 7.4 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate held steady at 7.4 percent in July, but two surveys used to calculate the rate showed different results, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday. EDD said its survey of […]

08/15/2014

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California unemployment rate drops to 7.6 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in May, maintaining its steady decline past pre-recession levels, the state Employment Development Department reported on Friday. The jobless rate hit a key threshold in April, falling to […]

06/20/2014

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Federal shutdown has minor local impact so far

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A federal government shutdown sparked by a dispute over Obamacare raised the ire of some area politicians today, although the local impacts were relatively minor so far. Federal courts in the […]

10/01/2013

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Backlogged Calif unemployment checks to flow again

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s labor secretary has ordered the state’s Employment Development Department to immediately begin distributing unemployment checks that have been delayed because of computer problems. Marty Morgentern said in a memo to […]

09/25/2013

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Unemployment office grappling with computer glitch

California’s Employment Development Department is wrestling with a computer glitch that’s preventing thousands of people from getting their unemployment money on time. Money 101 host Bob McCormick discussed it with Loree Levy, a spokeswoman for […]

09/20/2013

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California jobless rate increases to 8.7 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials say California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July. The Employment Development Department announced Friday that the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]

08/16/2013

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California added jobs despite unemployment rate increase

California’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July, the first such bump since the spring of 2011. The Employment Development Department says the rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, up from 8.5 […]

08/16/2013

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Calif. unemployment rate falls below 9 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent. The state Employment Development Department reported […]

06/21/2013

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L.A. County unemployment drops to 10.2 percent

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County declined to 10.2 percent in March, down from a revised 10.3 percent in February, the state Employment Development Department announced today.

04/19/2013

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California jobless rate dips to 9.6 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate dipped to 9.6 percent last month, the lowest in more than four years. The state’s Employment Development Department reported Friday that the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since Dec. 2008.

03/29/2013

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