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November 29, 2012 | 8:12 am

A.M. Splash: Jobless Benefits Threatened; Salmon Return to S. Joaquin; Big Rain Still in Forecast; MTC Building Price Soars

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Federal jobless benefits could vanish (SF Chronicle) Talk about a hard landing: About 2 million Americans, including 400,000 in California, will abruptly lose their unemployment benefits after December unless Congress votes to continue federal funding for extended benefits. This part of the “fiscal cliff” has received less attention than tax increases and other spending cuts […]

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November 16, 2012 | 10:25 am

California Gets More Jobs

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We’re still behind the rest of the country, but California added 45,800 non-farm jobs in October, according to the Employment Development Department. That brought down the state’s unemployment rate to 10.1%, down from 10.2% in September. The rate for the United States is 7.9%. California also added 32,000 jobs in September. The hottest sectors are […]

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Good News for California From Jobs Report

February 3, 2012 | 3:38 pm

Good News for California From Jobs Report

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Healthy national employment gains are a good sign for California says Robert Kleinhenz, the chief economist of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s Kyser Center for Economic Research. But Kleinhenz cautions it could still take two to four years to see the unemployment rate at a normal level. The national jobless rate dropped to […]

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December 22, 2011 | 9:30 am

Washington Gridlock Could Mean 100,000 Long-Term Unemployed in State Will Soon Lose Benefits

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(AP) About 1.1 million unemployed Californians will be affected if Congress and President Barack Obama fail to break their political deadlock before the end of the year, state officials said Wednesday. Some jobless residents will begin losing unemployment extensions as early as next month if Congress does not extend benefits, according to the California Employment […]

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What Does Unemployment Mean to You? Public Radio Listeners Respond…

November 7, 2011 | 11:55 am

What Does Unemployment Mean to You? Public Radio Listeners Respond…

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In conjunction with the beginning of the KQED Forum series In My Experience, KQED and PBS NewsHour asked its followers and fans on Twitter and Facebook on Nov. 4 to describe what unemployment means to them. Some answers below…

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January 12, 2011 | 4:16 pm

Mortgage Assistance Program for Unemployed Californians Begins

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On Sunday, Chronicle business columnist Kathleen Pender wrote about California’s new mortgage assistance program for unemployed homeowners. The program, according to Pender, will provide unemployed homeowners who qualify with up to $18,000 over six months. Pender also published an update Monday, answering questions about the program from her readers. If you think you may qualify, […]

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