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Defense furloughs ripple across region’s bases

By   /  Friday, July 19th, 2013  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Defense furloughs ripple across region’s bases

More than 6,100 civilian Department of Defense employees in the Tri-Counties have started taking one-day-a-week unpaid furloughs between now and the end of September. But economic experts expect the immediate impact to be minimal. Any deep effects on the regional economy aren’t likely to emerge unless and until families begin to feel their net worth Read More →

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Editorial: Rethinking the state’s broken unemployment system

By   /  Friday, May 3rd, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Rethinking the state’s broken unemployment system

More than 500,000 Californians receive as much as $450 per week in unemployment benefits that until recently could last for 99 weeks.

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From unemployed to self-employed: New law ignores moral hazard

By   /  Friday, March 9th, 2012  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  2 Comments

If Uncle Sam would pay you to become unemployed for six months and then create a small business, wouldn’t you want to become an entrepreneur?

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Editorial: Unemployment cost increases on the way

By   /  Friday, November 18th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Unemployment cost increases on the way

California employers will soon experience one of those small but annoying prices we pay for doing business in the Golden State — higher costs for unemployment insurance.

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Editorial: Coming stealth crisis — rising unemployment costs for you

By   /  Friday, April 29th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Coming stealth crisis — rising unemployment costs for you

If you think, as most of us do, that all that’s needed to fix California’s problems is a deal between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Republican minority in the Legislature, think again. Beyond the budget, a perennial circus show that crowds the middle ring of state politics, there are myriad problems that plague the Golden Read More →

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Editorial: Key ingredients missing in tax-cut deal

By   /  Monday, December 13th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Key ingredients missing in tax-cut deal

The Dec. 6 deal that extends unemployment benefits and the Bush-era tax breaks erases a lot of uncertainty.

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Jobless data may portend broad recovery

By   /  Monday, November 29th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Jobless data may portend broad recovery

The tri-county region is showing signs of digging itself out of a deep hole.

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