This month’s report of unemployment carried good news for Orange County in general and the Garden Grove-Stanton-Westminster area in particular.
Statistics released by the state Employment Development Department showed that unemployment in Orange County fell from 7.9 percent in July to 7.7 percent in August.
In Garden Grove, the rate fell from 9.9 percent to 9.6 percent. In Stanton the figure changed from 12.8 to 12.4 percent, and Westminster saw a decline from 8.9 to 8.5 percent.
The data is not seasonally adjusted, and is not an actual count, but an estimate based on statewide numbers and historical patterns of employment.
Rates for other Orange County cities include:
• Anaheim: 9.8 percent;
• Cypress: 8.1 percent;
• Fountain Valley: 6.4 percent;
• Huntington Beach: 6.3 percent;
• Orange: 7.1 percent;
• Santa Ana: 12.2 percent;
• Seal Beach: 5.6 percent.
The lowest rate of any Orange County city was Los Alamitos with 4.2 percent.