The unemployment rates throughout the tri-city area declined in February in tandem with California, driven down by gains in the motion picture/sound recording industry, professional services and educational/health services.
Burbank came out on top with a 0.6% drop in the jobless rate to 8.3%, according to statistics released today by the California Employment Development Department.
Glendale and Pasadena each saw their unemployment rates decline by 0.5%, to 9% and 7.8%, respectively.
Statewide, the jobless rate edged down to 9.6%, a 0.2% decline. While it’s not a significant change, it’s a significant improvement compared to the 10.8% rate at the same time last year.
The unemployment rate in La Cañada Flintridge dropped by 0.4%, coming in at 5%, while the La Crescent-Montrose area saw a 0.2% dip to 4%.
San Marino and South Pasadena each reported a 0.3% decline in their jobless rates, dropping to 4.7% and 5.1%, respectively, according to the state.
-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News
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