Article 2. Definitions of California Unemployment Insurance Code >> Division 3. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 2.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in
this article govern the construction of this division.
"Department" means the Employment Development Department,
which may also be referred to as the Department of Employment
"Director" means the Director of Employment Development.
"State agency" means those agencies enumerated in Section
11000 of the Government Code.
"Job training and placement services" or "job training and
placement programs" means any job training, placement, or related
services administered or supervised by or provided under contract
with the department, directly calculated to increase employability or
improve the employment of the individual.
"Unemployed person" means a person who lacks a bona fide
employment, suffers economic deprivation because of lack of
employment, and is employable or capable of being made employable
through the services available under this part.
"Underemployed person" means a person who has a bona fide
employment but whose employment, be it full time, or part time, or
intermittent, is insufficient to provide an income adequate to avoid
"Economic deprivation" means annual income insufficient to
enable the family or individual to meet a table of income criteria
adopted by the director, which takes appropriate factors into
account, including, but not limited to, the level indicated by
multiplying by 3 the cost of the Low Cost Food Plan of the United
States Department of Agriculture for the Western Region of the United
(a) "Economically disadvantaged area" means an area which
meets all of the following requirements:
(1) It is composed of contiguous census tracts within or partly
within an urbanized area as defined by the most recent federal census
for which statistics are available.
(2) In the area 20 percent of the families report annual income
less than four thousand dollars ($4,000) according to the most recent
federal census for which statistics are available.
(3) The area has a population of not less than 25,000.
(b) "Economically disadvantaged area" also includes any portion of
an area if:
(1) Such portion is within or partly within an urbanized area but
because of technical factors such portion cannot be isolated as a
census tract or tracts or cannot be isolated as a "contiguous" census
(2) The total area when such portion is included meets the
requirements of paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) of this
(c) The director shall periodically review the definition set
forth in this section and Section 9110, and he shall recommend
necessary changes to the Legislature and the Governor.
"Eligible person" means an unemployed person or underemployed
person who resides in an economically disadvantaged area or resides
outside of an economically disadvantaged area but who resides in a
county in which an economically disadvantaged area exists and
qualifies under criteria established by the director.
"Economically displaced persons" means those persons who have
been subjected to an involuntary layoff or separation from their
employment, and who have not quit voluntarily or been dismissed for