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California has paid $50 billion in unemployment since March


California has paid $50 billion in unemployment benefits since March, the California Employment Development Department announced Thursday.


But wait there's more:

In the previous week, the E.D.D dished out $4.1 billion in unemployment benefits and has processed 8.7 million claims in the last 4 ½ months.

  • The extra $600 in unemployment benefits provided by the federal government, known as Pandemic Additional Compensation, is set to expire this week.

  • A total of 1.4 million Americans filed jobless claims last week, Dept. of Labor announced.


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