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  • Gov. Brown's staff orders EDD to fix unemployment insurance problems

    Gov. Brown's staff orders EDD to fix unemployment insurance problems
    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...
  • Jobless benefits wrongly denied

    Jobless benefits wrongly denied
    SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of thousands of jobless Californians last year appealed decisions of the troubled Employment Development Department, adding to months of delays in getting unemployment benefits. After holding hearings, administrative law...
  • Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000

    Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery. About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
  • Hardships persist for long-term unemployed

    Hardships persist for long-term unemployed
    DENVILLE, N.J. — The phone begins to ring at 8 a.m. with incessant calls from creditors. Kevin Meyer has stopped picking up because he's sick of explaining the truth: that there's no money coming in, so he can't pay his bills. Two years ago,...
  • Jerry Brown seeks to shore up unemployment insurance program

    Jerry Brown seeks to shore up unemployment insurance program
    Gov. Jerry Brown is taking steps to boost the state’s unemployment insurance program, which has been paralyzed by backlogs and funding shortages that have kept thousands of Californians from receiving jobless benefits.   In a letter to...
  • Bank of England not ready to raise rates despite unemployment drop

    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...
  • The GOP discovers inequality

     The GOP discovers inequality
    "Poverty is not some rare disease from which the rest of us are all immune," a leading American politician said last week. "It is but the worst strain of a widespread disease otherwise known as economic insecurity. Most families worry about making ends...
  • Preview of 2014: Fiscal restraint and poverty as political imagery

    Preview of 2014: Fiscal restraint and poverty as political imagery
    The call-and-response to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday flipped traditional party roles on their heads. Look for more of it in 2014. The Democratic governor spoke of fiscal discipline and, with a flourish,...
  • Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low

    Weekly unemployment claims hold steady near two-month low
    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims held roughly steady last week at nearly a  two-month low, pointing toward moderate labor market growth, federal officials said Thursday. There were 326,000 people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the...
  • Pew survey shows sharp partisan divide on combating inequality

    Pew survey shows sharp partisan divide on combating inequality
    WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly agree that the income gap between the rich and everyone else has grown in recent years, but they are divided sharply by party when asked what, if anything, the government should do about it. Roughly two-thirds of...
  • Senate's Schumer calls on Democrats to fight for government

    Senate's Schumer calls on Democrats to fight for government
    WASHINGTON – One of the Democrats' top strategists in Congress said his party should punch back against the rise of the conservative tea party with a full-throated defense of government. He called for a 2014 legislative agenda that promotes jobs,...