EDD sacExperts say low-income people will be hit the hardest when the weekly $600 unemployment benefits run dry this week. California lawmakers are exploring options to fill the gap, but will it be enough?

Story by Nicole Nixon.

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California lawmakers once again grilled leaders from the Employment Development Department over its handling unemployment claims during the pandemic. Legislators say there’s a backlog of about 1 million applicants seeking benefits.

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