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617,000 People Out of Work in LA County in October

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New figures released today from the state's Economic Development Department show that the unemployment rate has stayed the same this fall, according to the Daily News. "The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County held steady at 12.6 percent between September and October," which is just above the statewide rate of 12.4 percent. Both figures show slight increases over the rates from October 2009. While there was an increase in local jobs by almost 30,000, a "617,000 people were unemployed in October in Los Angeles County, which has a labor force of nearly 4.9 million." In California last month, 2.25 million people were unemployed.