Unemployment Claims Up in California Down Nationally
A new U.S. Department of Labor report finds that 15,341 more Californians applied for unemployment benefits the week ending June 15, compared with the prior week. The state's increase in unemployment claims stems from layoffs in the services industry. California had the highest increase of all states. Nationwide, unemployment claims dropped by 9,000 to 346,000 claims.
- "More Californians Applied for Unemployment Benefits in Mid-June" (Lee, "The Breakdown," KPCC, 6/27).