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  • Audit, more funding requested to ease EDD jobless insurance woes

    Audit, more funding requested to ease EDD jobless insurance woes
    A California lawmaker Monday asked for additional funding and an audit intended to ease problems with the state's unemployment insurance program, which has been hampered after a botched technology upgrade implemented by the beleaguered Employment...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • EDD answers only 10% to 17% of calls from jobless, records show

    EDD answers only 10% to 17% of calls from jobless, records show
    SACRAMENTO — Four months after a botched computer upgrade delayed unemployment benefits for tens of thousands of Californians, jobless workers are still finding it nearly impossible to reach state employees for help. On any given day in recent...
  • Senate action a preview of 2014 election fight: Who's on your side?

    Senate action a preview of 2014 election fight: Who's on your side?
    The frantic image-making by Democrats and Republicans as the 2014 elections loom rippled through the Senate debate Tuesday over whether to extend jobless benefits that expired late last year. For Democrats, who unanimously supported a procedural vote on...
  • GDP growth revised higher for 3rd quarter, strongest since late 2011

    GDP growth revised higher for 3rd quarter, strongest since late 2011
    WASHINGTON — Adding to the rosier economic outlook for next year, revised government data show the economy grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in nearly two years as American consumers spent billions of dollars more than originally...
  • 5 things you need to know about California's November jobs report

    5 things you need to know about California's November jobs report
    California employers added a net 44,300 jobs in November, posting strong job growth toward the end of the year, according to data from the state’s Employment Development Department.  The surge in hiring was largely in retail trade, part of the...