Local unemployment figures dip

Local unemployment figures in October dipped across the tri-city region based on job gains in several industries, including hospitality and business services.

The jobless rate in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena dropped 0.3%, according to data released today by the California Economic Development Department.

In Burbank, the unemployment rate dropped to 9.7% in October, in Glendale, the rate was 10.4% and in Pasadena, the rate dipped to 9.1%.

Statewide, the unemployment rate was  11.7 % in October, down slightly  from 11.9% in September. 

In the LaCrescenta-Montrose area, the jobless figure edged down to 5.9% in October from 6.1% in September, according to the state. La Cañada Flintridge saw its unemployment rate drop to 4.6% from 4.8%.

In South Pasadena and San Marino, the unemployment rates were 5.9% and 5.4%, respectively.

-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News

Twitter: @LAMarkkellam

Photo: Armen Hayorti takes a look outside as customers come in Shawarma Factory in Glendale on Thursday, April 21, 2011. Credit: Cheryl A. Guerrero/Staff Photographer

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