Los Angeles County, California – According to the data published on Friday by the California Employment Development Department, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County reached 5.3% in June, marking an increase from the previous month’s rate of 5.2%.
June’s rate of 5.3% is much lower than the rate of 9.7% that was recorded in June 2021.
The unemployment rate in Orange County increased to 2.9 percent in June, from 2.4 percent in May.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the whole state was 4.2 percent in June, which is a decrease from 4.3 percent in May and a drop from the 7.9 percent rate that was recorded in June 2021. Estimates for the country show that unemployment was at 3.6% in June, 3.6% in May, and 5.9% in June 2021.
The Employment Development Department reports that between May and June, the number of non-farm jobs in Los Angeles County climbed by 9,500, bringing the total number of jobs to more than 4.5 million.
The sector with the most job growth was the leisure and hospitality sector, which added 5,200 jobs.