The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County declined to 10.6 percent in June, from a revised 10.7 percent in May, and was below the rate of 17.9 percent one year ago. Civilian employment increased by 10,000 to 4,569,000 in June 2021, while unemployment declined by 5,000 to 542,000. The civilian labor force increased by 5,000 over the month to 5,111,000 in June 2021. (All of the above figures are seasonally adjusted.) The unadjusted unemployment rate for the county was 10.5 percent in June.

Between May and June this year, total nonfarm employment in Los Angeles County increased by 28,700 to 4,209,900.

  • Leisure and hospitality led month-over gains with the largest increase (up 14,300) of any sector, accounting for 50 percent of total nonfarm job increases. Additions were largest in accommodation and food services (up 7,500), and centered on food services and drinking places (up 5,000). Arts, entertainment, and recreation (up 6,800) made up the remaining job expansion.

• Trade, transportation, and utilities added 8,300 jobs. Additions were largest in retail trade (up 3,400), particularly clothing and clothing accessories stores (up 1,800). Transportation, warehousing, and utilities (up 2,600) and wholesale trade (up 2,300) also contributed to the overall increase.

• Five other sectors expanded employment: Other services (up 2,900), professional and business services (up 2,300), manufacturing (up 2,200), government (up 2,200), and construction (up 500). Mining and logging remained unchanged.

• Educational and health services were down the most with a month-over loss of 1,800. All the losses came from educational services (down 7,500) as private institutions closed for summer recess. The losses were offset by gains in health care and social assistance (up 5,700) accounting for the contraction in educational and health services.