Most large cities in the greater San Fernando Valley reported incremental decreases or no change in their unemployment rates during May.
Palmdale reported unemployment of 11.5, down from 11.6 percent in April, and Glendale’s rate decreased to 8.0 from 8.1 the previous month. The City of Los Angeles rate also declined one-tenth of a percent to 10.2, from 10.3 in April.
Among larger cities, only Santa Clarita had a lower unemployment rate in May at 5.6 percent compared to 6.1 percent the previous month.
Lancaster (13.1 percent) and Burbank (7.5 percent) reported no change in unemployment for the month.
Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate fell to 9.6 percent in May, compared to 9.9 percent in April and 11.1 percent a year ago. The state’s unemployment for May was 10.3 percent, and the national rate was 7.9 percent.