Holiday hiring helped hold Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate at 4.5 percent in November, even with October.
The real story is in the comparison to last November’s 5.7 percent.
The biggest year-over-year difference across Los Angeles County was the 22,900 new positions that were added in the private education and health services sector – most of them (19,000) in health services and social assistance – coinciding with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
No. 2 were professional and business services, which grew by 21,800 jobs. Of those, 11,000 administrative and support and waste services jobs were created, plus 7,800 in professional, scientific and technical services.
The leisure and hospitality sector grew by 10,200 jobs over the year. Growth in the accommodations and food services subsectors was partially offset by declines in the arts, entertainment and recreation.
L.A. County’s year-over-year losers were manufacturing (down 10,500), government (down 3,300) and mining and logging (down 100).
For the month (Nov. 1 to Nov. 30), retail trade grew by a net 14,600 positions as stores added staff for the holiday season.
But the construction trades also grew more than normal, adding 4,300 jobs during November.
Los Angeles County’s November unemployment rate of 8 percent was unchanged from October and a 1.4-point improvement on the year.
California’s rate fell to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent in October and 8.4 percent one year earlier.
The nation’s jobless rate was estimated at 5.8 percent in November, even with October and a 1.2 percent improvement on the year.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number to 204 since the onset of the pandemic, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody. (One of those deaths was recorded Sunday).
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang announced a corroborative effort with County Public Health officials that will include free COVID-19 vaccinations, booster shots, and PCR testing at three District Offices on Monday Jan. 24, Wednesday Jan. 26 and Sunday Jan. 30.
The Castaic Union School District is proud to announce that the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to past and present students of Castaic Middle School.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will teams up with Best Friends Animal Society to encourage county residents to “Live Large” with Adopt a Big Dog Special Discounts for large dogs through Jan. 31.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the approximately 14-mile Burbank to Los Angeles project section.
Experience Helen Hunt Jackson’s January 23, 1882 visit to Rancho Camulos which inspired her to include this vestige of the Californio lifestyle as one of the settings for her novel Ramona. Reenactors will engage and delight you as they portray this event which forever changed the peaceful life at Rancho Camulos.
Coming off a first-place winning streak at competitions in New York and Washington, D.C., earlier in 2021, the CSUN Model United Nations team continues to accumulate achievements after scoring another first place finish with the Outstanding Delegation Award in the Northwest Model UN Conference, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.