Across Orange County, unemployment increased from 7.1 percent in September to 7.2 percent in October.
For Garden Grove, the rate went from 8.9 to 9, while Stanton saw an increase from 11.5 to 11.6 and Westminster rose from 7.9 to 8 percent.
However, despite the rate increases, total employment in Orange County rose by 13,500. The largest growth came in government jobs (4,400) followed by business and professional services (3,400).
The biggest drop came in the leisure and hospitality field, where 2,300 jobs were lost in the aftermath of the summer tourist season.
Countywide, the unemployment figure for October 2011 was 8.5 percent.
Rates for earby Orange County cities include:
• Anaheim: 9.2 percent.
• Cypress: 7.6 percent.
• Fountain Valley: 6 percent.
• Huntington Beach: 5.8 percent.
• Orange: 6.6 percent.
• Santa Ana: 11.4 percent.
• Seal Beach: 5.3 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.