LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.9% in February, up from a revised 4.8% in January, according to figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.
The 4.9% rate was below the 5.7% rate in February 2022.
In Orange County, where seasonally adjusted numbers were not available, the February unemployment rate was 3.4%.
Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.3% in February, 4.2% in January and 4.7% in February 2022. The comparable figures for the nation were 3.6% in February, 3.4% in January and 3.8% a year ago.
Total nonfarm employment in Los Angeles County increased by 41,900 positions between January and February to reach nearly 4.6 million.