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California unemployment rate improves to 8.5% in February

SACRAMENTO – California’s unemployment rate dropped 0.5 percentage points to 8.5 percent in February as the state’s employers gained 141,000 jobs1, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two surveys. This comes after January’s downward-revised (-10,100 jobs) month-over loss of 80,000 jobs. December and January combined for a two-month total […]

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Unemployment benefit payments top $16 billion in California

Sacramento May 21, 2020 – Today, the Employment Development Department (EDD) announced that$3.9 billion in unemployment benefits was paid to California workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic last week. This brings the total to $16.1 billion since a surge in demand for unemployment assistance began during the week ending on March 14, 2020. According to […]

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Benefit programs available to help California workers who are losing wages due to the impacts of the Coronavirus

Sacramento March 20, 2020 – Workers who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 may be eligible for the financial support provided by the benefit programs of the California Employment Development Department (EDD).  These programs are designed to replace a portion of the wages workers are […]

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California unemployment holds at record low 3.9 percent in December

SACRAMENTO January 24, 2020 – California’s unemployment rate held steadfast at its record low of 3.9 percent in December as the state’s employers added 12,600 nonfarm payroll jobs, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two surveys. The job gains in December contribute to a record job expansion in […]

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California unemployment rate holds at 4.1 percent in November

SACRAMENTO December 21, 2018 – California’s unemployment rate held at 4.1 percent in November while the state’s employers added 30,700 nonfarm payroll jobs, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two surveys. California has now gained a total of 3,078,100 jobs since the economic expansion began in February 2010. […]

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California’s unemployment rate holds at record low 4.2 percent for third consecutive month in June

SACRAMENTO July 20, 2018 – For a third consecutive month, California’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.2 percent in June – remaining at a record low level in a series dating back to 1976 – while the state’s employers added 800 nonfarm payroll jobs, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department […]

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Fire victims get more time to file for disaster unemployment benefits

SACRAMENTO November 20, 2017 – The Employment Development Department (EDD) today announced that individuals whose jobs were affected by the October wildfires now have until December 18, 2017, to file for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). The previous deadline was November 16. “We encourage anyone whose employment was affected by the devastating wildfires to apply […]

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California’s unemployment rate falls to 4.9 percent in October

SACRAMENTO November 17, 2017 – California’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in October, while the state’s employers added 31,700 nonfarm payroll jobs, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two surveys. California has now gained a total of 2,673,700 jobs since the economic expansion began in February 2010. […]

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On Father’s Day, new dads can be there for the moments that matter with California Paid Family Leave

SACRAMENTO June 16, 2017 – As we celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, dads are reminded that there’s an important financial option available to them so they can take time to bond with their new child – California Paid Family Leave. This innovative program provides up to six weeks of partial wage-replacement benefits for fathers who […]

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California’s unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent in January

SACRAMENTO March 3, 2017 – California’s unemployment ­­rate fell to 5.1 percent and the state’s employers added 9,700 nonfarm payroll jobs in January, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two surveys. With January’s job gains, the state has gained a total of 2,465,100 jobs since the economic expansion […]