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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • California unemployment rate rises to 12.1% in August

    California unemployment rate rises to 12.1% in August
    California's unemployment rate ticked up a notch in August, to 12.1% from 12% the month before, according to new data from theĀ  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employers shed 8,400 jobs from payrolls. The numbers were little surprise to economists, who...
  • Local unemployment rates fall even as statewide picture worsens

    Local unemployment rates fall even as statewide picture worsens
    Local unemployment rates uniformly dropped in August, even as the number of jobless claims rose statewide, according to state data released today. In Burbank, the jobless rate dropped from 10.8% in July, to 10.3% in August, according to the state...
  • Local jobless rates climb in July

    Local jobless rates climb in July
    Local unemployment figures continued to climb in July. In Glendale, the unemployment rates rose to 11.6%, up from 10.8% in June. The rate in Burbank jumped to 10.8% from 10.1% the month prior, according to the state Economic Development Department....
  • More than 500 Glendale workers set to lose their jobs

    More than 500 Glendale workers set to lose their jobs
    California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance plans to lay off more than 500 employees in Glendale next year — part of an overall strategy to cut up to 1,800 jobs statewide. The government-controlled State...
  • Local unemployment figures dip

    Local unemployment figures dip
    Local unemployment figures in October dipped across the tri-city region based on job gains in several industries, including hospitality and business services. The jobless rate in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena dropped 0.3%, according to data released...
  • Burbank Unified, teachers union reach deal on furloughs

    Burbank Unified, teachers union reach deal on furloughs
    In a move designed to save Burbank Unified about $1.8 million, teachers union leaders have agreed to a new contract that maintains class sizes, but that also includes six unpaid furlough days, officials said. The deal, which extends through June 30,...
  • Same information, different results

    In the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book series, readers were the protagonists who, as they moved from chapter to chapter, were forced to make choices that eventually led to one of dozens of possible outcomes. So two people reading the same...
  • Teacher furlough days remain on Glendale Unified calendar

    Teacher furlough days remain on Glendale Unified calendar
    Three teacher furlough days remain on the 2011-12 Glendale Unified calendar after teachers union representatives failed to bring an updated proposal to the negotiating table Thursday as scheduled, according to district officials. The unpaid days are...
  • Glendale-based Nestle laying off 103 Hot Pockets factory workers

    Hot Pockets aren't quite as hot as they used to be. In the wake of static sales and increased costs, food giant Nestle is laying off 103 employees — about a sixth of the workers at its plant in Chatsworth that make the microwaveable snacks. The...
  • Local unemployment rates worsen

    For the second straight month, unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale have increased in lockstep, according to the latest jobs statistics released Friday. Burbank’s rate climbed from 9.7% in May to 10.1% last month, according to the...
  • Taken For Granted: Declaring war on joblessness

    No longer restricted to the homeless, dumpster diving is becoming a national sport. It’s now a middle-class athletic event. Last week, while sitting in my car, I noticed a nicely coiffed young woman, neatly attired in jeans, approach a dumpster,...
  • California's unemployment rate dips

    California's unemployment rate dips
    California's unemployment rate dipped below 12% in September, and nearly 12,000 new jobs were created. The jobless rate fell to 11.9%, from 12.1% in August, and was the best performance since June. "I'd say it's a good gain in jobs, better than what...