July 20, 2012
The unemployment rate dipped statewide in June, but the tri-city area didn't see the benefit, according to the latest report from the state Employment Development Department. Glendale and Pasadena each saw unemployment rates rise 0.1%, to 9.7% and 8.5%, respectively. Likewise, the rate in La Crescenta-Montrose bumped up 0.1% to 5.5%. The jobless rates in the other local communities remain unchanged - 9% in Burbank, 4.3% in La Cañada Flintridge, 5% in San Marino and 5.5% in South Pasadena.
December 16, 2011
Local unemployment figures edged down in November across the tri-city region, fueled by increases in industries such as retail, healthcare and hospitality. The unemployment rates in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena all dipped by 0.3%, according to data released Friday by the California Economic Development Department. In Burbank, the jobless rate dropped to 9.4% in November, in Glendale, the rate was 10.1% and Pasadena saw its employment number decline to 8.8%. Statewide, the unemployment rate was 11.3% in November, down slightly from 11.7% in October.
July 18, 2009
GLENDALE — Local unemployment rates held steady in June, with numbers in Glendale and Burbank remaining under 10%, according to a report released Friday by the state’s Economic Development Department. While the percentage of job seekers stayed on par with May statistics in Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Montrose, the area’s workforce did shrink by a combined total of 200, according to the department. There are a total of 187,700 workers in the area, of which 17,000 cannot find jobs, for a combined unemployment rate of 9%, according to the figures.
January 30, 2002
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Unemployment in Burbank, Glendale, La Crescenta and Montrose declined by 0.1% during December, but city labor market experts are hesitant to call it the beginning of a trend. "I think it's a little too soon to tell," said Yvette Ulloa, economic development manager for Burbank. "However, things are stabilizing after the Sept. 11 events, and people are getting back to their normal routine, going out, spending money, so the unemployment numbers are stabilizing in Burbank and Glendale."
September 23, 2000
The La Canada Flintridge Valley Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club will begin a new year of meetings and philanthropic work at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday with a continental breakfast at the home of Sue Stauffer. Most club members are Pi Phis from La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose and Sunland-Tujunga, but all Pi Phis are welcome. Members provide books to patients at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and provide funds for undergraduate scholarships and national Pi Beta Phi philanthropies.
September 15, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) would lose about half of Burbank in a redistricting plan that has been approved by the state Senate and Assembly. The new plan now awaits the approval of Gov. Gray Davis by Oct. 14. As part of the redistricting, Schiff, a first-term congressman, would retain all of Glendale, but hand over La Crescenta, Montrose, La Canada Flintridge and about 45% of Burbank to Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Woodland Hills)
March 20, 2002
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- Local unemployment rates dropped to 4.4%, or 2,540 people, during February, from a January rate of 4.6%, following a countywide trend of falling unemployment rates. Rates across the board fell slightly in February, with unemployment rates dropping in Los Angeles County from 6.6% to 6.4%, or 314,300 people, between January and February, according to numbers released by the state Employment Development Department. "The drop this month is consistent with the nation and the state, and other economic indicators show that the economy as a whole is improving, so let's hope that's what this is," said Bill Freed, labor market specialist for the Employment Development Department.
September 1, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- If legislation proposed Friday to alter voting districts is passed, congressional representation in Burbank would be split nearly in half and shared by U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and U.S. Rep. Howard Berman (D-Mission Hills). "I'm disappointed that I won't retain all of Burbank," said Schiff, who lives in Burbank. "But if I had to share a city with anyone, I'd pick Howard. We work extremely well together, and I can't imagine ever being at odds with him over something important to Burbank."