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January 28, 2002
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Unemployment in Glendale declined by 0.1% for the second month in a row during December 2001, but Don Nakamoto, city labor market specialist, said it's still too soon to call the decline a trend. "You would probably have to see it move pretty substantially up or down at least a percentage point over a six-month period," Nakamoto said. "Then you could conclude the momentum is going in one direction or another." Glendale's unemployment rate in December fell from 5.5% in November to 5.4%, or 5,480 people, according to numbers released by the California Employment Development Department.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | March 4, 2011
Burbank and Glendale bucked the trend of good employment news in January, losing ground even as state and national jobless figures improved. The unemployment rate in Burbank grew to 10.7% in January, compared to 10.3% in December, according to the state Employment Development Department. In Glendale, the rate grew from 11.1% in December to 11.5% in January. The seasonally adjusted jobless rates for state and Los Angeles County each dropped by one-tenth of a percent, to 12.4% and 12.9%, respectively.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2008
Unemployment rises throughout the state State unemployment figures rose slightly in August to 7.7%, mirroring an increase in the Los Angeles County jobless rate, according to a government report released Friday. The August job slide represents an increase from July’s 7.4% unemployment rate. Many of the 7,700 Californians who lost a job in August worked in some of the state’s hardest-hit industries, which include construction, manufacturing and trade, according to the Employment Development Department.
NEWS
April 15, 2011
The unemployment picture in Burbank, Glendale and around the state brightened slightly in March, with the jobless rate falling a tenth of a percentage point, compared to the month prior. Unemployment in Glendale fell from 10.7% in February to 10.6% in March, according to the state Employment Development Department. In Burbank, the rate dropped from 10% in February to 9.9% in March. The rate fell by the same amount statewide to an even 12%, while in Los Angeles County, unemployment dropped from 12.6% in February to 12.3% in March.
NEWS
July 29, 2002
Karen S. Kim Local unemployment rates jumped across the board during the month of June, bucking a trend seen over the past three months during which the rate neither rose nor fell. The rate in Glendale jumped to 6.7% in June, after remaining stable at 6.1% between March and May. Burbank saw a similar spike in unemployment, with rates rising from 4.5% to 4.9% in June. "It was a little surprising that it took a pretty good jump," said Don Nakamoto, labor market specialist for Glendale.
NEWS
November 28, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- A rapid response team at the Verdugo Job Center has been working to aid local businesses facing great economic hardship after Sept. 11 as the local unemployment rate continues to rise at a slow but steady pace. "It seems to be creeping up at a slower level and not as dramatic as the national or state levels," said Don Nakamoto, labor market specialist for the Verdugo Work Force Investment Board. The board develops work force policy for Glendale, Burbank and La Canada Flintridge.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | April 21, 2009
GLENDALE — Jobless rates in Glendale and Burbank are nearing 10%, continuing a steady rise from the start of the year, according to the latest figures released by the state. Unemployment rose to 9.9% in Glendale in March and 9.2% in Burbank, with a combined total of 16,000 job-seekers out of work among the two cities, said Olga Hernandez, labor market specialist for the Employment Development Department. The rates in the two cities were less than California’s record average of 11.2% in March, which was up from 10.6% in February, state figures show.
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April 15, 2011
The unemployment picture in Burbank, Glendale and around the state brightened slightly in March, with the jobless rate falling a tenth of a percentage point, compared to the month prior. Unemployment in Glendale fell from 10.7% in February to 10.6% in March, according to the state Employment Development Department. In Burbank, the rate dropped from 10% in February to 9.9% in March. The rate fell by the same amount statewide to an even 12%, while in Los Angeles County, unemployment dropped from 12.6% in February to 12.3% in March.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | March 4, 2011
Burbank and Glendale bucked the trend of good employment news in January, losing ground even as state and national jobless figures improved. The unemployment rate in Burbank grew to 10.7% in January, compared to 10.3% in December, according to the state Employment Development Department. In Glendale, the rate grew from 11.1% in December to 11.5% in January. The seasonally adjusted jobless rates for state and Los Angeles County each dropped by one-tenth of a percent, to 12.4% and 12.9%, respectively.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | April 21, 2009
GLENDALE — Jobless rates in Glendale and Burbank are nearing 10%, continuing a steady rise from the start of the year, according to the latest figures released by the state. Unemployment rose to 9.9% in Glendale in March and 9.2% in Burbank, with a combined total of 16,000 job-seekers out of work among the two cities, said Olga Hernandez, labor market specialist for the Employment Development Department. The rates in the two cities were less than California’s record average of 11.2% in March, which was up from 10.6% in February, state figures show.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2008
Unemployment rises throughout the state State unemployment figures rose slightly in August to 7.7%, mirroring an increase in the Los Angeles County jobless rate, according to a government report released Friday. The August job slide represents an increase from July’s 7.4% unemployment rate. Many of the 7,700 Californians who lost a job in August worked in some of the state’s hardest-hit industries, which include construction, manufacturing and trade, according to the Employment Development Department.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | October 3, 2006
GLENDALE — Unemployment rates in the city have been dropping the last several years, and while analysts fear that rate could go up in the Los Angeles area in the coming years, they say Glendale, with its strong economy and new projects — such as the Americana at Brand — should weather the storm just fine. Unemployment in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metropolitan division rose from 4.5% in July to 4.8% in August, but is down from 4.9% a year ago, said Ericka Saenz, a labor market consultant with the state's Employment Development Department.
NEWS
July 29, 2002
Karen S. Kim Local unemployment rates jumped across the board during the month of June, bucking a trend seen over the past three months during which the rate neither rose nor fell. The rate in Glendale jumped to 6.7% in June, after remaining stable at 6.1% between March and May. Burbank saw a similar spike in unemployment, with rates rising from 4.5% to 4.9% in June. "It was a little surprising that it took a pretty good jump," said Don Nakamoto, labor market specialist for Glendale.
NEWS
January 28, 2002
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Unemployment in Glendale declined by 0.1% for the second month in a row during December 2001, but Don Nakamoto, city labor market specialist, said it's still too soon to call the decline a trend. "You would probably have to see it move pretty substantially up or down at least a percentage point over a six-month period," Nakamoto said. "Then you could conclude the momentum is going in one direction or another." Glendale's unemployment rate in December fell from 5.5% in November to 5.4%, or 5,480 people, according to numbers released by the California Employment Development Department.
NEWS
December 4, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- A rapid response team at the Verdugo Job Center has been working to aid local businesses facing great economic hardship after Sept. 11 as the local unemployment rate continues to rise at a slow but steady pace. "It seems to be creeping up at a slower level and not as dramatic as the national or state levels," said Don Nakamoto, labor market specialist for the Verdugo Work Force Investment Board. The board develops work force policy for Glendale, Burbank and La Canada Flintridge.
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