California Unemployment Website

Here is the link to the CA Website:

The official name for it is the EDD - Employment Development Department website.

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# Adam 2011-07-13 07:16
Five years ago I quit my job.
I know now that quitting is the worst; and maybe what I should have done was maybe use my mental health benefits for some treatments first to help me cope or get a leave of absence. But I was not coping at and I quit.
Since I then nothing worked out for me as I had hoped. It has been over five years now trying to survive and trying to find work. I've been looking for work but no one is hiring me. Even if I originally quit, all this time later I still can't get help? Please, I need some help, please.
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# Ken 2012-05-04 17:25
You should join the Army. They'll take anyone in.
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# Susan 2011-08-21 13:18
My husband and i are moving from mo to ca and my husband gets laid off every winter. He will have filed his unemployment in mo, will it transfer to ca and what does he have to do?
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# Diane 2012-09-19 01:47
The company i work for is down sizeing by closeing 19 store in Southern California ...i will be bumped out of my store because more senior clerk will take my place ... now the compamy will be offering us a job but it will mean driveing between 40 to 100 plus miles 1 way everyday 5 to 6 days a week n im a part time employee who only gets 24 question is for Southern California what is the milage i have to travel before i can turn it down n collect unemployment....i have almost 20 yrs on the job! between a rock n a hard spot with the cost of gas i will only make about 25 .00 a week after gas n no money to pay anything else :(( whats a person to do??
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# Andrea 2013-01-27 18:51
Can I still get unemployment even if I got layed 2 months ago???
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# Neil 2013-06-02 12:24
I'm 67 years old and still working. I'm drawing Social Security. If I get laid off of my present job, can I claim Social Security ?


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# bill 2016-07-20 13:34
I was layed off at beginning of this month, have applied for unemployment. I turn 65 in November and will retire and apply for Social Security. When do I need to notify unemployment of my retirement, which means I will not be looking for work?
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# Jerry manning 2017-07-29 13:01
I reasently had to move because my wife relocated and I has to quit my job. I haven't worked in California in more than 5 years and was wondering if I can apply for unemployment in California as I worked there most of my life. Any information will be helpful thank you
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# JOHN MURPHY 2017-12-07 18:28
I recently had to lay off my employee. She worked part time (20 hours a week) for the last 10 months. Is she eligible to file for unemployment even though it was only a part time job?
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