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Unemployment Rate Drops in L.A. County

The numbers mirror an overall trend in statewide figures.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County dropped to 10.2 percent in November, down from 10.5 percent in October, the state Employment Development Department announced on Friday.

The 10.2 percent unemployment rate was below the 12.1 percent rate in November 2011, according to the EDD.

California's jobless rate was 9.8 percent in November, down from 10.1 percent in October and down from November  2011, when the rate was 11.3 percent, according to the EDD.

The comparable estimates for the nation were 7.7 percent in November, 7.9 percent in October and 8.7 percent a year ago.

Total nonfarm employment increased by 17,400 jobs in Los Angeles County between October and November to reach 3.9 million. The trade, transportation and utilities sector saw the largest gain, adding 15,900 jobs.

A total of 489,000 people were unemployed in November in Los Angeles County, which has a labor force of about 4.8 million. Statewide, about 1.8 million people were out of work, down slightly from 1.85 million the previous month.

vinnie December 21, 2012 at 07:45 PM
lies lies lies and more freaken lies!!!!!!
catman December 21, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Vinnie is absolutely correct. Eventually everybody's unemployment benefits will have run out. And then the government can claim an unemployment rate of 0% because once your benefits expire you no longer have to file a job search report with them every 2 weeks to receive your check. And then abracadabra presto chango the government can place you in the category of "no longer looking for work. " And once you're placed in that category you're no longer counted as being unemployed. The employment situation in this country is dismal. And what's Obama's solution ? His solution is to grant work permits to young adults who were brought into the country illegally by their parents as children so they can compete with actual American citizens who have recently graduated from college and are still living in their parent's homes because they can't find any work. Oh and of course raising taxes on the "rich". Because in the new America anybody that makes a comfortable income must be doing something sinister and criminal.

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