Jobless rates in Burbank and Glendale didn’t follow the statewide trend downward last month, according to figures released Thursday.
The unemployment rate in Glendale rose to 8.9% from 8% in May, and Burbank came in at 8%, up from 7.5%, according to data released by the California Employment Development Department.
Statewide, the jobless rate was 8.5%, a slight dip from 8.6% in May, but significantly better than 10.6% logged in June 2012.
The leisure and hospitality arena -- specifically accommodations and food services -- experienced the biggest employment gains, while education and health services recorded the largest declines for the month.
Jobless rates in other local communities also rose, with La Cañada Flintridge coming in at 3.9% and the La Crescenta-Montrose area at 5%, up from 3.5% and 4.5%, respectively, in May.
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