The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County was 4.5 percent in April, a slight drop from a revised 4.6 percent in March, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The 4.5 percent rate was well below the 5.3 percent rate from April 2016.
In Orange County, where seasonally adjusted numbers were not available, the unemployment rate was 3.3 percent, down from 3.7 percent in March.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for California was 4.8 percent in April, down from 4.9 percent in March and below the 5.5 percent rate in April 2016. The comparable estimates for the nation were 4.4 percent in April, 4.5 percent in March and 5 percent a year ago.
According to the EDD, total nonfarm employment decreased in Los Angeles County by 7,300 jobs between March and April to reach more than 4.4 million. The professional and business services sector posted the biggest decline, dropping by 5,500 jobs.
About 236,000 people were unemployed in April in Los Angeles County, which has a workforce of about 5.1 million.
—City News Service
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