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San Diego County unemployment rate down from last year


Friday, November 16th, 2012
Issue 46, Volume 16.


SAN DIEGO - The unemployment rate in San Diego County last month was 8.6 percent, down from a revised 8.5 percent the previous month and 9.8 percent in the same period a year ago, the state Employment Development Department reported today.

Statewide, the unemployment rate in October was 9.8 percent; and nationally, the jobless rate was 7.5 percent. The numbers are not seasonally adjusted.

In San Diego County, 137,000 people were unemployed last month out of a total job force of more than 1.6 million, up about 1.3 percent from September's revised figures, but down 11.8 percent from the same period last year, according to the EDD.

The government sector reported the largest employment bump between September and October, led by local governments, Advertisement
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which added 4,200 jobs, primarily in local educational positions. State governments added 2,800 jobs, while the federal government job level remained unchanged.

The professional and business services industry gained 3,100 positions between September and October. The EDD reported that the trade, transportation and utilities industry added 2,600 jobs, and 1,400 positions were added in education and health services.

The leisure and hospitality industry reported a decline of 3,700 jobs, with jobs in accommodation and food services accounting for 2,600 of those losses.

8,900 non-farm jobs were added between September and October, part of a total of 23,500 jobs that were added between October 2011 and October 2012. 100 new agricultural jobs were added between October of 2011 and last month, according to the EDD.


 

7 comments

Comment Profile ImageMe
Comment #1 | Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 6:20 am
From 8.6 % to 8.5% is UP not DOWN.

Should read:

"After three consecutive months of decline, San Diego County's unemployment rate rose in October....
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #2 | Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm
If you believe the government, I don't.
Comment Continued : The comment above was written from the same location.
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Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #3 | Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm
Remember this the SEASONAL part time job season. Nothing to write home about since the unemploymemt rate in Californi is 10.5%, the real true figure is 17.5%. But in today's.political climate, fudging is accepted.
Comment Profile ImagePink
Comment #4 | Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm
Both Me and Ray are correct on this. Employment was at an all time low but it has come up a little bit from ground zero because of seasonal employment. Come January it will be back in the toilet.
Comment Profile ImagePessimistic
Comment #5 | Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm
Lies, lies and more lies! But, keep saying it enough and the sheep believe them. Let us not forget that the numbers are skewed due to the Feds only counting those who were COLLECTING unemployment benefits and then get one of these so-called "jobs"! Thousands of unemployed Americans long exhausted those benefits and are no longer counted in these fraudulent stats.
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #6 | Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm
You know I used believe government but not anymore. Government is so full of ...... well you know the old saying.
Comment Profile Imagecinderella
Comment #7 | Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 9:10 pm
I wish I believed unemployment was down, maybe for the state employees but the private sector is dying.

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