Town Hall July 30 With Congressman Lowenthal

Congressman Alan Lowenthal is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Monday, July 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Millikan High School Auditorium, 2800 Snowden Ave. (south of Spring Street and west of Palo Verde Avenue in Northeast Long Beach). The announcement said discussion includes: “DACA, immigration & refugee policy under the Trump Administration; the future of the Affordable Care Act, Social Security and Medicare; the ongoing struggle to protect our environment & public lands; and the continuing struggle for civil rights & equality for all Americans.” Click here to RSVP. The event will be streamed live at


State Releases Latest Unemployment Numbers

The California Employment Development Department Labor Market Information Division released the latest labor force data today. The data shows that with a 4.9% unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) Long Beach remains just behind the county overall, which is at 4.8%. Of the city’s 241,400 workers, 11,800 are currently unemployed. The county has 247,200 unemployed residents out of its 5,141,900-strong labor force. By comparison, California’s unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) stood at 4.5% for June.


Tariffs ‘Spook’ Businesses, U.S. Chamber Says

The United States Chamber of Commerce today stated that the Federal Reserve has provided evidence that tariffs don’t work and are hurting American business. According to the chamber, the Fed’s latest Beige Book, a collection of reports from businesses across the country released July 18, mentions tariffs 31 times negatively and not once positively. “Manufacturers in all Districts expressed concern about tariffs and in many Districts reported higher prices and supply disruptions that they attributed to the new trade policies,” the Fed summarized in the book.


Summer Dress Code For The Workplace

Does your employer have a dress code? Click here to read the California Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Department’s thoughts on the subject that employers should consider – especially during these hot summer days.