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Unemployment Rate in Los Angeles County Decreases

 

The unemployment rate decreased about eight percent last month.
The unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent last month.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County decreased to 8.1 percent in June, down from a revised 8.2 percent in May, the state Employment Development Department reported yesterday.

The 8.1 percent rate was below the 10 percent rate from June 2013.

In Orange County, where seasonally adjusted numbers were not available, the unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, up from 4.9 percent in May.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for California was 7.4 percent in June, down from 7.6 percent in May and below the 9 percent rate in June 2013. The comparable estimates for the nation were 6.1 percent in June, 6.3 percent in May and 7.5 percent a year ago.

According to the EDD, total nonfarm employment increased in Los Angeles County by 4,800 jobs between May and June to reach nearly 4.2 million.

The information sector posted the largest month-over-month increase, adding 4,800 jobs, while the education and health services sectors saw heavy job losses.

About 404,000 people were unemployed in June in Los Angeles County, which has a workforce of about 5 million.

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