Unemployment Rate Drops in L.A. County

Weekly Unemployment Claims Rise Higher Than Expected

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County dropped to 4.7 percent in October, compared with the 4.9 percent rate in September, the state Employment Development Department reported today.

The 4.7 percent rate was below the 5.1 percent rate from October 2016.

In Orange County, where seasonally adjusted numbers were not available, the unemployment rate was 3.3 percent, down from 3.6 percent in September.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for California was 4.9 percent in October, down from 5.1 percent in September and down from 5.3 percent in October 2016. The comparable estimates for the nation were 4.1 percent in October, 4.2 percent in September and 4.8 percent in October 2016.

According to the EDD, total nonfarm employment increased in Los Angeles County by about 35,100 jobs between September and October to nearly 4.5 million. The government sector saw the greatest increase, adding 14,000 jobs.

About 246,000 people were unemployed in October in Los Angeles County, which has a work force of about 5.1 million.

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