SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The unemployment rate in San Diego County last month was 10.1 percent, down slightly from the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The county's unemployment rate was 10.4 percent in November, and 10.3 percent in December 2009. The numbers are not seasonally adjusted.
California's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 12.5 percent in December, up from 12.4 percent in November and above the 12.3 rate from December 2009, according to the EDD.
The comparable estimates for the nation were 9.4 percent in December, 9.8 percent in November and 9.9 percent for December 2009.
Total nonfarm employment increased by 2,600 jobs in San Diego County between November and December to reach more than 1.2 million.
The largest jumps were in employment services, administrative services and retail.
The construction industry lost 2,600 jobs over the past year, according to EDD data.
A total of 156,900 people were unemployed in December in San Diego County, which has a labor force of nearly 1.6 million.
Statewide, 2.27 million people were out of work, up from 2.26 million in November.
Fashion Week San Diego is celebrating a new roof top bar. It's called the Upper East Bar and it’s also the only place you can catch a glimpse of fashion's newest environmentally friendly dress. Ashley Jacobs also shows us what’s on the menu.
It's a growing problem throughout parts of the nation - teens turning to common plant seeds as a type of party drug to score a cheap but risky high.
Ocean Beach residents are pushing back against short-term vacation rentals. Residents Wednesday said they are sick of the noise and trash and are fighting to maintain the vibe of their neighborhood.
Strong winds will blow in San Diego County's deserts throughout the day Thursday with a mix of sun and clouds, as the marine layer extends to the inland communities.
A Point Loma family is hoping to catch a bold thief who walked up to their house and stole their bench.
Hunter Renfroe put the Padres ahead, then Brad Hand held on at the end. And when it was finally over, San Diego had one of its most exhilarating wins during a difficult season.
Some local restaurants are only providing straws upon request.
News 8's Marcella Lee reports from Searsucker Del Mar with more on the movement and a look at the damage the straws can do.
On Wednesday local middle schoolers received an out-of-this world surprise. Students at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Scripps Ranch took home second place in a nationwide spacecraft design contest. News 8's Shawn Styles reports with more of the big reveal.