Local unemployment rates worsen

For the second straight month, unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale have increased in lockstep, according to the latest jobs statistics released Friday.

Burbank’s rate climbed from 9.7% in May to 10.1% last month, according to the California Economic Development Department. Glendale saw the same four-tenths of a percent increase in June to 10.8%.

In May, rates in both cities rose by one-tenth of a percent.

The jump was slightly higher than California’s unemployment rate, which edged up from 11.7% to 11.8% in June.

The motion picture and sound recording industries were bright spots, posting 1% job growth from last month, according to the state.

In La Crescenta, the unemployment rate increased slightly from 5.9% to 6.1%. And in La Cañada Flintridge, the rate rose the same two-tenths of a percent in June to 4.8%.

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