Local unemployment edges down

Local unemployment figures edged down in November across the tri-city region, fueled by increases in industries such as retail, healthcare and hospitality.

The unemployment rates in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena all dipped by 0.3%, according to data released Friday by the California Economic Development Department.

In Burbank, the jobless rate dropped to 9.4% in November, in Glendale, the rate was 10.1% and Pasadena saw its employment number decline to 8.8%.

Statewide, the unemployment rate was 11.3% in November, down slightly from 11.7% in October.


In the La Crescenta-Montrose are, the jobless figure decreased to 5.7% in November from 5.9% in October, while in La Cañada Flintridge, the rate slipped from 4.6% to 4.5%.

In South Pasadena and San Marino, the unemployment rates were 5.7% and 5.3%, respectively.

-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News

Twitter: @LAmarkkellam


Photo: Chef’s prepare a meal at Frank’s Restaurant in Burbank. Credit: Times Community News