Unemployment ticks up in tri-city region despite statewide trend

While the state unemployment rate nudged down in January, local unemployment rates rose slightly throughout the tri-city region with retail, professional services and education shedding the most jobs.

The unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale increased by 0.4%, coming in at 9.8% and 10.5%, respectively, according to data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department.

Pasadena saw its jobless rate go up to 9.2%, a 0.3% uptick from December 2010.

Unemployment rates in San Marino and South Pasadena both edged up by 0.2% to 5.5% and 6%, respectively.

In La Cañada Flintridge, the jobless rate was 4.7%, a 0.2% increase, while the rate in the La Crescenta-Montrose area increased by 0.3% to 6%.

Statewide, the unemployment rate was 10.9% in January, a dip from 11.2% the previous month.

-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News

Twitter: @LAMarkKellam

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