unemployment http://kvpr.org en State to Lose Federal Jobless Benefits Next Month http://kvpr.org/post/state-lose-federal-jobless-benefits-next-month <p class="p1">California’s Employment Development Department says that come mid-August, an improving economy is expected to cost thousands of jobless workers the last 10 weeks of their federal unemployment benefits. Max Pringle reports from Sacramento.</p><p class="p3">California’s economic rebound means the federal government may soon cut-off assistance to the state’s long-term unemployed.</p><p class="p3">“We’re now nearing that point where we will no longer qualify for Tier 4 federal extension benefits," says&nbsp; Loree Levy with the state’s Employment Development Department.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 01:11:28 +0000 Max Pringle 18527 at http://kvpr.org State to Lose Federal Jobless Benefits Next Month On Valley Edition: Valley Fever 'Epidemic'; Inner City Unemployment; Sierra Art Trails http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-valley-fever-epidemic-inner-city-unemployment-sierra-art-trails-0 <p>On this Valley Edition, host Juanita Stevenson examines the recent surge in the number of cases of valley fever in the Central Valley, talks about solutions to the problem of inner city unemployment, and looks ahead to the upcoming events of the Sierra Art Trails program in the foothills of central California.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 02:09:45 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 3741 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Valley Fever 'Epidemic'; Inner City Unemployment; Sierra Art Trails Report: State Unemployment Will Fall Below 10 Percent In Mid 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/report-state-unemployment-will-fall-below-10-percent-mid-2013 <p>An economic forecast out today says California’s unemployment rate will drop to single digits this time next year – sooner than originally predicted.&nbsp;Right now, California’s jobless rate is 10.7%. It peaked at 12.5% in 2010. The rate’s been inching down ever since.</p><p>Economist Jeff Michael is with the Business Forecasting Center at University of the Pacific in Stockton.&nbsp;“We see [the] unemployment rate going into single digits in mid-2013 and in the past we’ve been saying the end of 2013.”</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:45:05 +0000 Steve Milne 2663 at http://kvpr.org Kern County Leads Nation in Employment Gains http://kvpr.org/post/kern-county-leads-nation-employment-gains <p>Employment in California&rsquo;s largest counties rose between December of 2010 and December of 2011, but paychecks got smaller in most large counties. 24 of the 26 large counties in California saw employment increase.&nbsp;The US Bureau of Labor Statistics defines large counties as those with employment of 75,000 or more.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 23:45:36 +0000 Amy Quinton 1793 at http://kvpr.org Kern County Leads Nation in Employment Gains California Bill Would Give Unemployed Teachers Benefits While Training http://kvpr.org/post/california-bill-would-give-unemployed-teachers-benefits-while-training <p>Out-of-work teachers in California would be able to collect unemployment benefits while training in high demand subject areas under a bill lawmakers are considering. The bill&rsquo;s author says it&rsquo;s designed to help the nearly 20-thousand unemployed teachers.</p><p>Democratic Senator Noreen Evans authored the bill that she says would help unemployed teachers who want to get credentialed in science, math or special education. Under current law, if out-of-work teachers want that training, they lose their benefits. Evans says that&rsquo;s not fair.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 23:19:35 +0000 Amy Quinton 1548 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Valley Professionals Struggle to Find Work; Breaking Up California http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-valley-professionals-struggle-find-work-breaking-california <p><strong>Segment 1: Valley Professionals Struggle to Find Work -&nbsp;</strong>Among the groups hit the hardest in the economic downturn are business professionals. From April 2010 to April 2011 the business and professional sectors in Fresno County lost 1,800 jobs. Host Juanita Stevenson reports on how some Valley professionals are looking to re-enter the workforce and having success finding work. Guests include Ginny Burdick, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Community Hospitals of Central California; Cathy Frost, President, Bennett Frost Personnel Services and Dr. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:56:12 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1213 at http://kvpr.org