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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Even as Los Angeles County’s employment picture darkened after revised state data showed job losses for 2020 were substantially bigger than previously reported.
Employers in Los Angeles County shed 24,000 payroll jobs in December, according to figures released Jan. 22.
Los Angeles County’s jobs report for November showed a continued bounce back from spring’s pandemic-induced lockdown, along with a dose of seasonal hiring.
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.