• 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 […]

  • Man Suspected of Stealing More Than 300K in Unemployment Benefits

    A 28-year-old man suspected of committing identity theft to fraudulently collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in unemployment benefits was behind bars Wednesday in downtown Riverside. Thomas Frank Ledbetter of Fontana was booked into the Robert Presley Jail Tuesday on suspicion of forgery, ID theft, money laundering, falsifying documents and possession of controlled substances. He […]

  • Restaurant Workers Refuse To Return To Work

    As we start to see Covid restriction ease with businesses and restaurants getting back to the swing of things, one local restaurant tells us that they are struggling to find help as employees do not want to return to work. NBC Palm Springs spoke with the owners of Bobby’s Detroit Coney Island restaurant in La […]

  • 11 million+ people could lose pandemic unemployment benefits

    An estimated 11.4 million workers will lose their unemployment benefits between mid-March and mid-April unless Congress passes its next coronavirus relief package in coming weeks, a new study has found. Out-of-work Americans will start running out of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits next month. Some 4 million people will see their […]

  • US unemployment claims hit their highest level since mid-September

    (CNN) — America’s job market recovery has hit a bump in the road. Another 853,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Labor Department reported Thursday. It was the largest number of claims since mid-September. Not adjusting for seasonality, initial claims stood at nearly 950,000. Initial jobless claims rose versus […]

  • 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 […]

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