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San Diego's unemployment rate dips to 9.2 percent

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The unemployment rate in San Diego County was 9.2 percent in November, down from a revised 9.7 percent in October and lower than the 10.6 percent recorded in the same period in 2010, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

The figures were not seasonally adjusted.

California's jobless rate was 10.9 percent in August, down from 11.2 percent in October and also lower than the 12.5 percent recorded in November of last year, according to EDD data. The rate in the United States was 8.2 percent, or 0.3 percent lower than the previous month.

The county's non-farm employment was up by 8,000 jobs over the month and up 26,600 over the last year, the report stated.

Employment increased retail trade and wholesale trade, the report stated.

Transportation, warehousing and utilities posted no change in employment levels, according to the EDD.

Construction posted the greatest decline from October to November, losing 1,000 jobs. Agricultural employment declined by 200 jobs or 2 percent, the report stated.

The preliminary number of San Diego-area residents who were unemployed last month was 145,500, down by 7,400 from a revised figure of 152,900 in October, the report stated.

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