In my previous post I listed Los Angeles regional closures and layoffs. While that post indicates a Los Angeles region that is still suffering major job losses, a closer look at the cities that comprise the Foothill Retail Corridor (“FRC”) presents a healthier job situation overall, but with a wide disparity within the FRC communities.
Comparatively, the FRC has a lower unemployment rate (9.3%) than Los Angeles County (13.4%) and California (12.8%), but is closer to the national average of 9.7%. However, the cities that comprise the FRC range from a very low 4.1% in Sierra Madre to a high of 14.5% in Azusa.
Please note that these numbers are from the government and they may not add due to rounding. And, I have no idea how the city of Bradbury can have an employment base of 500 with all 500 employed and still achieve an unemployment rate of 8.1%! As they say, close enough for government work.
Monthly Labor Force Data - July 2010Monthly Labor Force Data for Cities and Census Designated Places (CDP)
July 2010 - Preliminary
Data Not Seasonally Adjusted
|Area Name||Labor Force||Employment||Unemployment Number||Unemployment Rate|
|Source: California Economic Development Department|
|East Pasadena CDP||3,200||2,900||300||9.2%|
|La Verne city||18,100||16,700||1,400||7.8%|
|San Dimas city||19,800||18,200||1,600||7.9%|
|Sierra Madre city||6,700||6,500||300||4.1%|
|Los Angeles County||4,906,300||4,251,200||655,100||13.4%|
CDP is “Census Designated Place” – a recognized community that was unincorporated at the time of the 2000 Census.
Source: California Economic Development Department