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Santa Clara County, CA | Local Government COVID-19 Relief Funds Bonuses for Government Workers

Santa Clara County, CA | Local Government COVID-19 Relief Funds Bonuses for Government Workers

By Tim Anaya Earlier this year, Congress enacted $350 billion in “state and local government aid” as part of the so-called American Rescue Plan.  This is in addition to receiving $150 billion in relief in the first federal Coronavirus Relief Fund enacted in March 2020, and which according to a recent estimate, state and local governments […]

California Economy Adds 114,400 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Stays At 7.6%

California Economy Adds 114,400 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Stays At 7.6%

Seth Sandronsky | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The Golden State’s labor market is growing. California employers created 114,400 nonfarm payroll jobs in July versus June’s 73,500 hires, according to the state Employment Development Department. July’s unemployment rate of 7.6% matches June’s downward revised rate of 7.6% and is the lowest rate since March […]

California Unemployment Claims Increase For A Fourth Straight Week

California Unemployment Claims Increase For A Fourth Straight Week

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – California’s unemployment rate continues to soar after jobless claims increased statewide last week for the fourth consecutive week. California workers filed roughly 68,100 jobless claims the week ending Aug. 14, up 2,600 from the previous week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday, the highest level […]

4 Indicted on Federal Charges: Ventura County-Based Scheme to Obtain Unemployment Benefits through Sham Companies

4 Indicted on Federal Charges: Ventura County-Based Scheme to Obtain Unemployment Benefits through Sham Companies