The slight uptick was similar in La Crescenta, where the unemployment rate went from 6% in May to 6.1% in June. In La Cañada Flintridge, the rate climbed slightly to 4.8%, from 4.7% in May.
Figures for the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Glendale metropolitan areas showed sizable year-over-year gains in the entertainment and information sectors, but losses in construction and manufacturing.
Nearly 22,000 jobs have been added in the motion picture and sound recording field since June 2009, an 18.4% gain, according to the report. Last month, the industry added 2,000 jobs, up 1.5% from the prior month.
The retail sector slipped slightly since last June, shedding 5,400 jobs, or 1.1 % of the regional retail workforce.
Jack Kyser, a consulting economist with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., said the entertainment industry is getting a boost from increased advertising and state incentives to base movie productions in California.
"A lot of pilots and shows are being ordered by the broadcast and cable networks," Kyser said. "We're on a roll in terms of the motion picture industry."
Education, health services and government jobs in the region dropped most, according to the unemployment report.
Kyser said the termination of hundreds of thousands of U.S. Census Bureau employees hurt overall job growth.
In the private sector, he said, "certain industries are starting to bottom out in terms of year-to-year job loss. We are making the turn, but it is going to be a slow and challenging recovery."