SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The unemployment rate in San Diego County was 9.6 percent in May, down from the 9.8 percent in April and lower than the 10.1 percent recorded in the same period in 2010, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The numbers are not seasonally adjusted.
California's jobless rate was 11.4 percent in May, down from 11.7 percent in April and 11.9 percent in May of last year, according to the EDD.
The rate in the United States was 8.7 percent, the same as in April.
Total nonfarm employment of more than 1.2 million increased by 7,300 jobs in San Diego County between April and May, with significant gains in hospitality, real estate, finance and government.
Even the construction industry, hard hit by the recession, added 500 jobs in the past month, according to EDD data. The building trades are still 1,700 jobs from May of 2010, however.
A total of 149,500 people were unemployed in May in San Diego County, which has a labor force of almost 1.6 million.
The unemployment rate in San Diego County has dropped in four of the last five months, according to the EDD.
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