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Latest Update on unemployment benefits in California

Schedule of Payments of the extra $300 LWA for five (5) weeks…

LWA = Lost Wages Assistance

In January and February, California’s unemployment rate was a record low 3.9% until March 19, but it shot up to 5.3% after the governor’s stay-at-home order.

April’s unemployment skyrocketed to 15.5% in April.

Currently, California’s official unemployment is 13.3% for July with August’s rate coming out soon.

More than 7.5 million people, 39% of California’s workforce, have filed 10.6 million claims.

Some of those workers have been laid off multiple times.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. unemployment rate was 4.7% in October 2017, representing 7 million people who were unemployed and actively seeking work within the past four weeks.

This number is widely considered to be inaccurate due to the nature of unemployment. Many people are unemployed but not seeking employment, so they do not appear in this statistic.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 35% of all households in the U.S. are supported by a single full- or part-time worker.

The number of people living in poverty has increased from 29.8 million to 43.1 million between 2000 and 2012, despite a significant increase in the average income during that decade.

Poverty in the U.S. has been identified as a problem since at least the early 20th century, when it was commonly called “the” problem.
No matter how you measure, poverty is rising in the U.S., not falling.