LA County Unemployment Rate Soars To Staggering 20.3%
Unemployment in Los Angeles County rose to a staggering 20.3% in April, with coronavirus-related business closures putting roughly one in five L.A. workers out of a job.
These record-high numbers come from a grim unemployment report released Friday by California’s Employment Development Department.
L.A.’s unemployment rate is now the sixth highest among California’s 58 counties. Statewide unemployment is at 15.5%, setting a historical record and eclipsing California’s 12.3% peak during the Great Recession.
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