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