Filing for Unemployment? How Much It Pays and Who Collects.

The number of Californians in the unemployment line has dramatically increased the past few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. While there is no literal line — filing for unemployment insurance takes place online — additional help from the federal governme...
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US Open Jobs Fall Sharply for 2nd Straight Month

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses sharply cut the number of jobs they advertised in December for the second straight month, an unusual sign of weakness in an otherwise healthy job market. “The trend in job growth...
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US Economy Adds a Strong 225K Jobs; Unemployment Up to 3.6%

WASHINGTON — Hiring jumped last month as U.S. employers added a robust 225,000 jobs, bolstering an economy that faces threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. Despite the brisk pace of hiring in January, hourly pay ...
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Survey: US Companies Added 202,000 Jobs in December

BALTIMORE — U.S. companies added 202,000 jobs in December, led by robust hiring in construction, trade, transportation and utilities, according to a private survey. Construction firms added 37,000 jobs in De...
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Risks, Rewards, and Robots: The Future of Work in California

Are robots coming for California’s jobs? In today’s increasingly automated economy, that’s certainly the fear. Technology has always generated economic churn, destroying some jobs and creating others. Already advances have generated a whole new sector of “g...