L.A. County Jobless Rate Holds Steady in April

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall To Near Six-Year Low

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County held steady at 4.6% in April, compared to the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported today.

Last month's unemployment rate was slightly below the April 2018 rate, which was 4.7%, according to the EDD.

In Orange County, where seasonally adjusted numbers were not available, the April jobless rate was 2.6%, down from 3.2% in March.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for California was 4.3% in April, the same as March and the same as April 2018. The comparable estimates for the nation were 3.6% in April, 3.8% in March and 3.9% a year ago.

According to the EDD, total nonfarm employment increased in Los Angeles County by about 19,300 jobs between March and April to reach more than 4.5 million. The leisure and hospitality sector led the way, adding 12,900 jobs.

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