Los Angeles County, California – The Employment Development Department announced today that the unadjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County dropped to 7.1% in November, which is also a decrease compared to October, when the unemployment rate was 7.8%.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the unemployment rate in October 2020 was 11.9%.
The unemployment rate in Orange County was 4.1% in November, down from 4.7% in October and 6.6% in November 2020.
For the same time period, the comparable rate in the state was 5.4%, lagging behind the national estimate of 3.9%.
Since February 2021, California has added 977,200 total nonfarm employment, an average of more than 97,000 jobs per month.Another 45,700 positions were added from October to November, accounting for approximately 22% of the nation’s 210,000 overall job gains for the month.
In November, eight of California’s eleven industrial sectors added jobs, with professional and business services leading the way with 18,800 new positions.
According to the EDD, Ambulatory Health Care Services and Educational Services both saw strong month-over-month growth in Educational & Health Services.
According to the government, there were 1,700 fewer jobs in the construction industry than before due to employment cuts among specialty trade contractors.