Articles Tagged With ‘Unemployment’




California scores high on new misery index

Times are tough in California, but are they miserable? According to a new survey, the answer may be a resounding “Yes.” [BBC] Four California cities are ranked in the top five, according to the latest America’s 20 Most Miserable Cities... (Continue reading)

Congress considering extending jobless benefits

The long-termed unemployed would receive an additional 14 weeks of benefits under a bill introduced in Congress this week. [CaliforniaWatch] In California, there are more than 330,000 people who have exhausted the maximum 99 weeks of unemployment insurance, recently dubbed... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County jobless rate climbs in November

San Luis Obispo County lost an additional 1,300 jobs from October to November increasing the number of unemployed to 13,600, according to a report released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. Last month, of the 96,300 non-farm county jobs,... (Continue reading)

Running on empty

OPINION By STACEY WARDE As I write this, a collection agency is leaving another annoying, threatening message on the answering machine. The voice is petulant, measured and all business. I’ve just walked back into the house to make a call... (Continue reading)

Unemployment on the rise in San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County lost an additional 600 jobs from June to July increasing the number of unemployed to 14,400, according to a report released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. Last month, state and local government employees lost approximately... (Continue reading)

Unemployment benefits to continue through November

The California Employment Development Department announced Thursday that it would immediately begin processing retroactive benefits for more than 400,000 residents, following President Obama’s signing of an unemployment benefits extension bill. [Los Angeles Times] The House voted 272 to 152 early... (Continue reading)