• County’s Jobless Rate Drops in August

    (CNS) – Gains outweighed losses throughout the regional economy last month, pushing the unemployment rate in Riverside County down, according to figures released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. The jobless rate in August, based on preliminary EDD estimates, was 7.6%, compared to 7.9% in July. The August rate was 4 percentage points lower […]

  • Mix of Losses And Gains Leave County’s Jobless Rate Same in July

    Modest gains in a few sectors of the regional economy were offset by losses in others, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged in Riverside County last month, according to figures released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. The jobless rate in July, based on preliminary estimates, was 7.9%, the same figure reported by EDD in […]

  • Riverside County’s Jobless Rate Falls for Fifth Consecutive Month

    (CNS) – The unemployment rate in Riverside County in October dropped for the fifth consecutive month amid sizable gains in most economic sectors, but remained far above last year’s level, according to figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The jobless rate, based on preliminary estimates, was 9%, compared to 10.3% the previous […]

  • No new unemployment claims will be processed until Oct. 5

    Month after month, local residents like Jon Barrist have waited to see if their unemployment payment status will change. Jon says he’s collecting debt as he waits for his claim to process, and is concerned about paying the bills. “I’m at 18 weeks right now of nothing. I’m hoping that I don’t get to the […]

  • State Senator Wants Answers to Claim Issues At Problem Plagued EDD

    Over a million Californians have had issues with their unemployment benefits from the Employment Development Department many have not received a single payment since the pandemic benefits were rolled out. “One of my constituents came to my office and gave us all of these,” says Sen. Melissa Melendez, R- Lake Elsinore, holding up over 100 […]

  • EDD: Misdirected Mailings of Unemployment Claims Due to Fraud

    (CNS) – Fraud is likely to blame for a Riverside County resident receiving more than 100 letters from the California Employment Development Department, even though he has no unemployment claims pending, officials said Tuesday in response to a lawmaker’s calls for an audit of the EDD. “It’s extraordinarily unfortunate that fraudsters tend to become much […]

  • Report: County’s Jobless Rate Continues to Come Down

    (CNS) – The unemployment rate in Riverside County slid for the second consecutive month amid gains in multiple sectors, state officials reported Friday. The jobless rate in July, based on preliminary estimates, was 13.7%, compared to 14.7% in June, according to the California Employment Development Department. The July rate was 9 percentage points higher than […]

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