Despite state trend, local unemployment rates worsen slightly

The communities in the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena area saw slight upticks in their unemployment figures, according to the latest state data released Friday.

Burbank and Pasadena both saw a 0.2% increase, putting their jobless rates at 8.4% and 7.9%, respectively, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Glendale's jobless rate edged up by 0.1% to 9%.

The soft tri-city figures came even as the state as a whole showed improvement.

The state's labor market showed continued strength in October as California employers added 45,800 nonfarm jobs to payrolls last month, outpacing the U.S. growth rate, the L.A. Times reported.

The state unemployment rate dipped slightly to 10.1% from 10.2%.

The La Crescenta Montrose area, La Cañada Flintridge, South Pasadena and San Marino all saw 0.1% increases in their jobless rates, rising to 5.1%, 4%, 5.1% and 4.7%, respectively.

-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News

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