Los Angeles Almanac Logo
Home | All Almanac Topics | Employment & Income

Labor Force & Unemployment
By City & Unincorporated Community
Los Angeles County

Construction Workers

Photo courtesy of Danisampa & Pixabay.com.

August 2021 (Preliminary Data)

Also see: Historical Employment/Unemployment Numbers (Since 1990) for Los Angeles County


Data not Seasonally Adjusted

City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Los Angeles County 5,023,800 4,538,300 485,400 9.7%
Acton 3,400 3,200 300 8.2%
Agoura Hills 11,100 10,300 800 7.5%
Alhambra 45,500 41,400 4,100 9.1%
Alondra Park 4,200 3,900 400 8.5%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Altadena 22,700 20,700 2,000 8.9%
Arcadia 28,900 26,700 2,200 7.6%
Artesia 7,900 7,200 700 8.6%
Avalon 2,000 2,000 0 0.1%
Avocado Heights 7,400 6,500 900 12.8%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Azusa 24,900 22,700 2,300 9.1%
Baldwin Park 34,000 30,700 3,300 9.8%
Bell 14,900 13,500 1,500 9.9%
Bell Gardens 17,900 16,100 1,800 10.3%
Bellflower 36,700 32,200 4,500 12.3%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Beverly Hills 17,800 16,300 1,400 8.0%
Bradbury 400 400 0 3.5%
Burbank 58,300 52,000 6,300 10.8%
Calabasas 12,000 11,200 800 6.5%
Carson 45,800 40,900 4,900 10.6%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Cerritos 24,600 22,700 1,900 7.9%
Charter Oak 5,200 4,500 700 12.9%
Citrus 5,000 4,600 400 8.6%
Claremont 16,600 15,400 1,200 7.3%
Commerce 5,700 5,200 600 9.6%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Compton 39,500 34,100 5,400 13.6%
Covina 23,600 21,200 2,400 10.0%
Cudahy 9,800 8,900 900 9.0%
Culver City 22,400 20,700 1,800 7.9%
Del Aire 5,100 4,800 300 5.7%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Desert View Highlands 1,300 1,200 100 9.8%
Diamond Bar 29,600 27,200 2,500 8.3%
Downey 56,400 51,000 5,400 9.6%
Duarte 11,100 9,900 1,200 10.9%
East Los Angeles 57,100 49,000 8,100 14.1%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
East Pasadena 2,900 2,800 100 3.8%
East San Gabriel 7,300 6,900 300 4.8%
El Monte 51,400 46,300 5,000 9.8%
El Segundo 9,600 8,600 1,000 10.3%
Florence-Graham 28,900 25,100 3,800 13.2%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Gardena 30,200 26,900 3,300 10.9%
Glendale 102,600 92,100 10,500 10.2%
Glendora 25,500 23,300 2,200 8.5%
Hacienda Heights 25,900 23,900 2,000 7.7%
Hawaiian Gardens 6,400 5,800 600 9.1%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Hawthorne 44,500 39,700 4,900 11.0%
Hermosa Beach 11,800 11,000 800 6.5%
Hidden Hills 700 600 100 11.6%
Huntington Park 25,900 23,500 2,400 9.3%
Industry 200 200 0 12.0%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Inglewood 52,600 46,200 6,400 12.1%
Irwindale 700 600 100 12.2%
La Cañada Flintridge 8,800 8,300 400 5.0%
La Crescenta-Montrose 9,400 8,700 700 7.8%
La Habra Heights 3,200 3,000 200 6.6%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
La Mirada 23,600 21,600 2,000 8.7%
La Puente 18,800 16,900 1,900 9.9%
La Verne 15,500 14,300 1,200 7.8%
Ladera Heights 3,500 3,100 500 13.6%
Lake Los Angeles 3,600 3,100 600 15.5%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Lakewood 42,000 38,200 3,800 9.2%
Lancaster 64,900 56,500 8,400 12.9%
Lawndale 16,400 14,800 1,600 10.0%
Lennox 10,800 9,800 1,000 9.2%
Littlerock 400 300 100 16.2%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Lomita 10,400 9,800 500 5.2%
Long Beach 235,600 211,500 24,100 10.2%
Los Angeles 2,049,500 1,851,000 198,600 9.7%
Lynwood 28,300 25,100 3,200 11.4%
Malibu 6,100 5,800 300 5.6%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Manhattan Beach 18,800 17,800 1,100 5.7%
Marina del Rey 6,700 6,400 300 4.6%
Mayflower Village 2,900 2,700 200 6.9%
Maywood 12,100 11,000 1,100 9.2%
Monrovia 20,300 18,700 1,600 8.1%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Montebello 28,600 25,600 3,000 10.6%
Monterey Park 28,800 26,100 2,700 9.3%
North El Monte 1,700 1,600 100 4.0%
Norwalk 49,900 44,600 5,200 10.5%
Palmdale 64,200 56,100 8,100 12.6%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Palos Verdes Estates 5,400 5,200 200 3.7%
Paramount 24,500 21,800 2,700 10.9%
Pasadena 77,100 71,100 6,000 7.8%
Pico Rivera 29,700 26,700 3,000 10.1%
Pomona 67,100 60,400 6,600 9.9%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Quartz Hill 4,200 3,800 300 8.3%
Rancho Palos Verdes 18,900 17,600 1,400 7.1%
Redondo Beach 39,800 37,000 2,800 7.1%
Rolling Hills 600 500 0 8.6%
Rolling Hills Estates 3,400 3,100 300 7.9%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Rosemead 25,200 22,500 2,600 10.4%
Rowland Heights 24,500 22,200 2,300 9.3%
San Dimas 17,400 16,000 1,500 8.3%
San Fernando 11,400 10,700 700 6.5%
San Gabriel 21,000 19,200 1,800 8.6%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
San Marino 5,500 5,400 200 3.0%
Santa Clarita 112,600 102,900 9,600 8.5%
Santa Fe Springs 8,100 7,700 500 5.7%
Santa Monica 54,300 50,100 4,200 7.8%
Sierra Madre 5,600 5,000 600 11.1%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Signal Hill 5,900 5,500 500 8.3%
South El Monte 9,100 8,200 800 9.2%
South Gate 41,900 37,700 4,300 10.1%
South Pasadena 14,500 13,300 1,100 7.9%
South San Gabriel 3,900 3,600 300 8.4%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
South San Jose Hills 9,200 8,100 1,100 12.1%
South Whittier 27,700 25,300 2,400 8.6%
Temple City 18,000 16,400 1,600 8.9%
Torrance 75,600 69,900 5,700 7.6%
Val Verde 1,500 1,300 200 12.3%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
Valinda 12,100 10,800 1,300 10.8%
Vernon 100 100 0 0.0%
View Park-Windsor Hills 6,200 5,100 1,100 17.3%
Walnut 15,500 14,400 1,200 7.7%
Walnut Park 7,800 7,000 800 10.5%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
West Athens 5,000 4,300 700 14.4%
West Carson 10,800 10,100 800 7.2%
West Covina 51,800 46,800 5,100 9.8%
West Hollywood 26,800 24,000 2,800 10.6%
West Puente Valley 11,200 9,900 1,300 11.7%
City / Community Labor Force Employment Unemployment
Number Rate*
West Whittier-Los Nietos 12,000 11,100 900 7.5%
Westlake Village 3,600 3,500 100 4.1%
Westmont 14,600 12,700 1,900 13.0%
Whittier 42,700 38,800 3,900 9.1%
Willowbrook 10,000 8,400 1,700 16.7%

* The unemployment rate is calculated using unrounded data.
† Census-designated unincorporated community.

Data not seasonally adjusted. Data may not add due to rounding.
Labor force data for all geographic areas for 1990 to 2021 now reflect the March 2020 annual revision (or benchmark) and Census 2014 population controls at the state level.

Source: California Employment Development Department