April 23, 2020
With key industries like film, sports and tourism still suffering, L.A.’s employment recovery will be slow going.
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L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell sharply to 12.3% in October amid a gain of 79,000 payroll jobs, according to state figures.
Los Angeles County’s jobs recovery slowed over the summer, with the region lagging the state and nation in both unemployment rates and the proportion of jobs regained since the pandemic began.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate fell to 16.1% in August from a revised 17.9% in July.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate declined to 17.5% in July from 19.4% in June.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate hit a record 20.9% in May, up slightly from a revised 20.8% in April.