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Local unemployment figures dip

November 18, 2011
  • Armen Hayorti takes a look outside as customers come in Shawarma Factory in Glendale on Thursday, April 21, 2011. Hayorti is slicing strips of beef, which is slowly roasted. The fast food Mediterranean restaurant opened in November 2010 and is a family run business. (Cheryl A. Guerrero/Staff Photographer)
Armen Hayorti takes a look outside as customers come in…

Local unemployment figures in October dipped across the tri-city region based on job gains in several industries, including hospitality and business services.

The jobless rate in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena dropped 0.3%, according to data released today by the California Economic Development Department.

In Burbank, the unemployment rate dropped to 9.7% in October, in Glendale, the rate was 10.4% and in Pasadena, the rate dipped to 9.1%.

Statewide, the unemployment rate was  11.7 % in October, down slightly  from 11.9% in September. 

In the LaCrescenta-Montrose area, the jobless figure edged down to 5.9% in October from 6.1% in September, according to the state. La Cañada Flintridge saw its unemployment rate drop to 4.6% from 4.8%.

In South Pasadena and San Marino, the unemployment rates were 5.9% and 5.4%, respectively.

-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News

Twitter: @LAMarkkellam

Photo: Armen Hayorti takes a look outside as customers come in Shawarma Factory in Glendale on Thursday, April 21, 2011. Credit: Cheryl A. Guerrero/Staff Photographer

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