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Burbank unemployment rises 1%

August 21, 2009|By Zain Shauk

DOWNTOWN — Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank jumped full percentage points in July, approaching 11% and mirroring a growth in joblessness seen across the region, according to a report released today by California’s Economic Development Department.

The jobless rate rose to 10.9% in Glendale, up from 9.9% in June, and to 10.2% in Burbank, up from 9.2% in the same period, according to the department.

Unemployment in Los Angeles County rose to 12.5%, but was seasonally adjusted to 11.9%, up from a seasonally adjusted 11.2% in June.

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About 800 Glendale workers lost jobs last month and about 500 were let go in Burbank.

The labor force in Burbank held at 61,100, although in Glendale it shrank by about 200, to 105,900, according to the department.

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