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Local jobless figures mostly unchanged, and relatively high

November 19, 2010|By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com

Unemployment in October edged up in Glendale and held steady in Burbank, according to the California Employment Development Department.

In Glendale, the unemployment rate grew from 10.9 % in September to 11% in October. In Burbank the figure remained at 10.2%.

In Los Angeles County, the unemployment rate in October was 12.6%, the same as in September and slightly higher than the 12.3% figure for the same period last year. The statewide job picture remained unchanged with a 12.4% jobless rate.

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Statewide, government, education and health care were areas that showed the greatest job gains, while the number of manufacturing, construction and financial services jobs slipped.

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