The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 11% Los Angeles County in November, down from a revised 12% in October, according to figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.
The 11% rate was well above the 4.3% rate from the pre-coronavirus era of November 2019.
In Orange County, where seasonally adjusted numbers were not available, the November jobless rate was 6.4%, down from 7.5% in October.
Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.2% in November, down from 9% in October, but well above the 3.9% rate from November 2019. The comparable estimates for the nation were 6.7% in November, 6.9% in October and 3.5% in November 2019.
According to the EDD, total nonfarm employment in Los Angeles County increased by 29,800 jobs between October and November to reach more than 4.2 million. The trade, transportation and utilities sectors showed the greatest gains, with 22,700 additional jobs, thanks to holiday seasonal hiring, according to the agency.