July 16, 2013
SACRAMENTO – As California’s economy continues to rebound from the recession, the
California Employment Development Department (EDD) is warning long-term
unemployed individuals that they may no longer be eligible for the last tier in federal
unemployment extension benefits. That’s because California’s unemployment rate is on
track to dip below a three-month average of 9% – the minimum level required by federal
guidelines in order to provide the final ten weeks of additional benefits associated with a
Tier 4 federal extension.
June 22, 2013
The unemployment rate in Sacramento and California registered a significant drop in May for the second consecutive month, but analysts cautioned that the steadily improving numbers conceal a large number of people who are working in low-wage jobs or who are no longer firmly attached to the workforce.
June 6, 2013
The number of people filing new jobless claims across the country dropped by 11,000 to 346,000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. California saw the largest increase in new claims.
US labor force, employment, and unemployment data
Monthly unemployment insurance claims for the state, 1978 to present