Unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale dropped 1% last month with leisure and hospitality as well as trade, transportation and utilities adding the most jobs – 5,500 and 2,400, respectively - across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

The jobless rate declined to 6,6% in Glendale and 6.1% in Burbank, according to statistics released Friday by the California Employment Development Department.

Statewide, the unemployment rate was 7.8% last month, down from 8.1% in March and 9.1% in April 2013.

The jobless rate also slid in the La Crescenta-Montrose area to 3.7% from 4.2% in March.

In La Cañada Flintridge, the unemployment rate dropped to 2.9% from 3.3% in March.

-- Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com

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