Local unemployment rates uniformly dropped in August, even as the number of jobless claims rose statewide, according to state data released today.
In Burbank, the jobless rate dropped from 10.8% in July, to 10.3% in August, according to the state Economic Development Department.
In Glendale, the rate dropped from 11.6% to 11.1% during the same period.
The unemployment rate in Pasadena also dropped, from 10.2% in July to 9.7% in August, according to the state.
INTERACTIVE MAP: Jobless figures by county
Statewide, the unemployment rate actually increased during the same month-to-month period, from 12% to 12.1%, as employers slashed 8,400 positions last month, according to the Employment Development Department.
In the Montrose-La Crescenta area, unemployment fell from 6.6% to 6.3%. In South Pasadena and San Marino, the rates were 6.3% and 5.8%, respectively.