California EDD Will Require Job Searching Proof for Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.3 Percent

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California's Employment Development Department (EDD) has announced that starting July 11, 2021 the agency will stop giving unemployment benefits to people who are not actively applying for jobs.

California has waived its work-search rule since March 2020, because so many businesses were ordered to close.

Since the pandemic began, California with a population of nearly 40 million people, has processed more than 20 million unemployment claims and paid out more than $128 billion in benefits.

According to reports, as Coronavirus cases have fallen and more people are getting vaccinated, employers have said they are having a hard time finding people to work. In response, most states have already required people to look for work in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. And 25 states have stopped paying the extra $300 per month in benefits in an attempt to get people back into the workforce.

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