Jobless charge rises barely in Might throughout Southern California – Orange County Register

The unemployment charge within the four-county area ticked up in Might.

The info launched Friday, June 16 by the state Employment Growth Division exhibits the jobless depend for every county rose from April whereas the state’s total jobless depend was flat.

Right here’s the breakdown county by county …

Los Angeles County’s rose to five% in Might, up from a revised 4.9% in April. Complete nonfarm employment within the county rose by 9,000 positions to greater than 4.6 million. The leisure and hospitality trade added essentially the most jobs (11,600), in accordance with the EDD.

In Orange County, the place seasonally adjusted numbers weren’t out there, the Might unemployment charge was 3.2%, up barely from 3% the earlier month. Nonfarm employment rose by 7,700 jobs to 1,716,100 from 1,708,400. Employment rose in eight of the 11 trade sectors, in accordance with EDD, with leisure and hospitality main the best way with 2,000 new jobs in a month.

The unemployment charge in Riverside and San Bernardino counties was 4.4%, up from a revised 4.1% in April 2023, and above the year-ago estimate of three.4 %. Complete nonfarm employment rose 7,400 jobs to 1,676,100 from 1,668,700. Agricultural employment elevated by 1,500 jobs. Building jobs for the two-county area led the best way, including 3,400 jobs.

The unadjusted unemployment charge for California total was 4.5%. It was additionally 4.5% in April and 4% in Might 2022.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this report.

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