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.
Dozens of schools in the San Diego Unified School District will be on minimum-day schedules Monday due to forecasted high temperatures, the district said Sunday.
A group of Scripps Ranch residents, some of whom lost homes in the 2003 Cedar Fire, assembled care packages Sunday for survivors of the deadly blazes in Northern California.
Emotions are still raw for many who went through the 2007 fires in San Diego County and lost homes or loved ones.
Firefighters put out a small fire north of the El Capitan Reservoir in Lakeside and sheriff's deputies were securing the scene where a small plane crashed, authorities said Sunday.
A Red Flag Warning for parts of San Diego County went up Sunday, a day after two sizeable brush fires were sparked in the region.
It has been ten years since devastating wildfires swept through San Diego, destroying thousands of structures and affecting so many lives.
San Diego sports fans were saddened when the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park closed its doors last summer. But those who have dried their tears can open their pocketbooks and bid on sports memorabilia items that were on display at the hall.
A fire broke out in the garage of a home in San Diego's Carmel Valley neighborhood, displacing four people, authorities said Thursday.