WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed optimism Thursday about chances for compromise on jobless legislation, and officials said talks were focused on a scaled-back program that is fully paid for and would […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate plunged into an election-year session Monday that promises to be long on political maneuvering and less so on accomplishment, beginning with a slow-motion struggle over legislation to renew lapsed jobless […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week after reaching the lowest level in 5 ½ years. But the broader trend suggests companies are laying off fewer workers and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 17 […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in March compared with February and slowed overall hiring, underscoring a weak month of job growth. The Labor Department says job openings fell 1.4 percent to […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs. The […]
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year but still needs the Fed’s extraordinary support to help lower high unemployment.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s jobless rate stalled at 9.8 percent this winter, with only a few new jobs created in January.