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.
A wildfire that scorched about 200 acres of brush in the southeastern reaches of San Diego County and threatened about 20 back-country homes was 40 percent contained Tuesday morning, fire officials said.
Authorities Monday released an artist's rendering of a man being sought for following and pestering teenage girls in East County neighborhoods early this summer.
Temperatures across San Diego County are expected to be about average Tuesday for mid-August with cooling expected for midweek before hot weather returns for the weekend.
Substance abuse prevention advocates in San Diego plan to speak out Tuesday against legislation that would allow cities around the state extend the bar-closing time to 4 a.m., from the current 2 a.m.
An Amber Alert was in effect Tuesday in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for a 9-year-old boy believed to have been abducted in Santa Maria following a homicide.
At least three brush rigs, four fire engines and two helicopters were dispatched early Tuesday morning to battle a blaze that scorched about two dozen palm trees in Mission Valley, authorities said.
The future of a Confederate monument in a municipally operated cemetery in San Diego was unclear Monday amid an online petition calling for its removal.
A former Uber driver pleaded guilty Monday to raping a female passenger and sexually assaulting as many as 14 other victims, including many who were unconscious from drugs or alcohol when the attacks occurred.
News 8's Chief Meteorologist Matt Baylow traveled to Wyoming to see the Great American Eclipse. He had one of the best view points in the nation with clear skies and temperatures in the low 80's.
The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters, leaving 10 U.S. sailors missing and others injured.