California Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 12.6 Percent

Updated : January 21st, 2021

Even though there have been reports of the unemployment rate of the Silicon Valley falling in April, the unemployment rate of California does not seem to be affected much. It remains unperturbed at 12.6 percent.

The reason for the fall in unemployment rate in Silicon valley has been due to the sharp fall of the unemployment rates in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties due to the hiring of techies. Santa Clara County recorded its lowest unemployment rate this year. Refer to  California unemployment claims guide to learn more about state unemployment program.



But all this does not seem to affect California’s struggle. It still remains the third highest in the nation, just behind Michigan and Nevada. The worrying factor is that the state’s unemployment rate is well above the unemployment rate of the nation which has been 9.9. percent.

The only positive sign has been the hiring in tech manufacturing sector which could mean the companies have started spending on computer upgrades.

The updates on some job listing sites have shown that the increase in the number of full time job openings posted by the employers. After the recession set in, it was usually part time or contract workers being hired. But it looks like the confidence in the economy is coming back and hence the employers are looking for full time permanent workers.

There is a wide spread belief that the unemployment rate of California might budge only when the private sectors start hiring.

You can check out the unemployment benefits in California if you want to know more about the unemployment claims.



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  1. My benefits ended Jan. 11, 2020. Will I be eligible for 13 week extension and if so how do I claim in N.J.?

    1. John,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly. Please read more about the situation here https://fileunemployment.org/coronavirus/

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

  2. I have been trying to apply for unemployment,on-line and by phone, for several days. My first attempt was on the day that I was required by last name. I truly understand that there is going to be an extremely large,either by phone or on-line,influs of applicants to complete this process. Following the prompts do not seem to work since I am guided to another section that does not pertain to applying. I am extremely frustrated. I need to complete my unemployment claim. May you please tell me what I need to do?

    1. Edna,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly. Please read more about the situation here https://fileunemployment.org/coronavirus/

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

    1. I am not sure how it works in your state. We suggest you visit the Unemployment Office’s website and learn more about it under the FAQs section.

  3. I am confused, my Illinois unemployment was accepted on March 29th, but I don’t call to certify for benefits until Monday, March 13th. I thought they were waiving the waiting week. Now I have to wait almost 3 weeks for any kind of financial relief? Do I not get the 600 for the care plan? if I do when will that be here? will it be direct deposit? Please help me.

    1. Jennifer,

      Please try finding answers online since there might be limited phone support due to the shortage of staffing. You can use the “Resources” or “FAQs” section of the website.

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