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 transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.
Two of the region's largest federal enterprises, military bases and border patrol, are unlikely to face major disruptions in the event of a looming government shutdown that experts say likely is to occur at midnight.
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