SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County's unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in February, unchanged from the previous month, but below the 10.2 percent rate of February 2011, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The statewide and nationwide unemployment rates were 11.4 percent and 8.7 percent in February, respectively.
The figures are not seasonally adjusted.
There were 5,400 more non-farm jobs in San Diego County in February than the month before, with the biggest gains in educational and health services, in government and professional and business services. Agricultural employment gained 500 jobs, according to the EDD.
The leisure and hospitality industry and the financial activities industry posted job losses over the month.
Total non-farm employment gained 9,000 jobs between February 2011 and February 2012, but agricultural employment declined by 1,300 jobs over the year, according to the EDD.
San Diego County had 148,500 people unemployed in February out of a total workforce of about 1.589 million people.
A 23-year-old San Diego man was behind bars today on suspicion of fatally stabbing a woman whose body was found near an Encanto park, police said.
A water line broke Wednesday morning in a hilly neighborhood on the border of San Diego and National City, flooding several nearby homes and opening a large sinkhole that partially swallowed a pickup truck.
A 37-year-old man stabbed his 66-year-old uncle to death Wednesday morning inside a Pacific Beach condominium where both men lived, police said.
A high-pressure ridge is continuing to keep the weather warm across San Diego County with the mild conditions and above-average temperatures expected to continue through Thursday.
Backers of a proposed ballot initiative that would pave the way for San Diego State University to acquire the SDCCU Stadium property for campus expansion submitted more than 100,000 signed petitions to election officials Tuesday.
Ocean Beach residents on Tuesday packed a town hall meeting to sound off about a recent wave of crime in their neighborhood.
The city of El Cajon is responding to backlash after 12 people were given citations for handing out food to the homeless.
The Women’s March is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, but there may not be enough public transportation to handle the tens of thousands of people who are expected to march because no trains will be running from North County.
One of San Diego's most decorated war heroes has died at the age of 98. In Tuesday's Zevely Zone, Jeff is in Poway to say farewell to a legend.