LOS ANGELES, Calif.–The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County increased to 12.9 percent in November, up from a revised 12.6 percent in October, the state Economic Development Department reported today.

The 12.9 percent unemployment rate was above the 12.3 percent rate in November 2009, according to the EDD.

In Orange County, where seasonally adjusted numbers were not available, the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent, above the 9.1 percent rate in October.

California’s jobless rate was 12.4 percent in November, the same rate as October but up from 12.3 percent in November 2009, according to the EDD.

The comparable estimates for the nation were 9.8 percent in November, 9.6 percent in October and 10 percent for November 2009.

Total nonfarm employment increased by 16,500 jobs in Los Angeles County between October and November to reach nearly 3.8 million.

The largest increase was in trade, which added 6,400 positions.

A total of 629,000 people were unemployed in November in Los Angeles County, which has a labor force of nearly 4.9 million.

Statewide, 2.27 million people were out of work, up from 2.26 million in October.