Unemployment rates dip in local communities

Unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale saw a slight decline last month with professional and business services as well as administrative and support services adding the most jobs – 15,100 and 10,700 positions, respectively, across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Jobless rates dipped in both cities by 0.1%, bringing the figure down to 7.6% in Glendale and 7.1% in Burbank, according to statistics released Friday by the California Employment Development Department.

Throughout California, the unemployment rate was 8.1% last month, unchanged from February and down from 9.2% in March 2013.

The jobless rates also dropped by 0.1% in both La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge last month, coming in at 4.2% and 3.3%, respectively, according to the labor report.

-- Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com

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