Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly in LA County in June

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
July 17, 2021 Updated: July 17, 2021

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Los Angeles County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 10.6 percent in June, down from a revised 10.7 percent in May, according to figures released today by the state Employment Development Department.

The 10.6 percent rate was below the 17.9 percent rate in June 2020, when COVID-19 shut-down orders were in effect.

In Orange County, where seasonally adjusted numbers were not available, the June jobless rate was 6.4 percent, up from 5.9 percent in May.

Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in June, the same rate as May but below the June 2020 rate of 14.1 percent. The comparable estimates for the nation were 5.9 percent in June, 5.8 percent in May and 11.1 percent in June 2020.

According to the EDD, total nonfarm employment in Los Angeles County increased by 28,700 jobs between May and June to reach about 4.2 million. The leisure and hospitality sector led the way by adding 14,300 jobs.

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