SAN DIEGO (AP) — California's unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent in September and was unchanged in October, following two straight monthly increases.
The California Employment Development Department said Friday that the state added nearly 40,000 nonfarm jobs in October. Gains were broad, with the construction, leisure and hospitality and other sectors expanding payrolls. Government led the way with more than 12,000 new jobs.
Only two of 11 sectors shrank during October — manufacturing and finance.
Release of September data was delayed by a month due to the federal government shutdown.
The unemployment rate fell from 8.9 percent in August. The state lost nearly 3,000 jobs in September.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
High pressure over the Great Basin will stir up Santa Ana winds starting Wednesday night and stick around through Thursday.
The recent fall storms that soaked San Diego set rainfall records across the county – putting a dent in the drought and making a difference at local lakes.
San Diego State University’s star basketball player, Jalen McDaniels has been accused in a Washington state civil lawsuit of recording sexual acts with a female high school classmate in 2016 and sharing the video with friends on social media.
A police cruiser was involved in a collision Wednesday night in La Jolla that left an officer injured.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber's top post.
Mexico's leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke by telephone Wednesday with U.S. President Donald Trump about migration and job creation.
A state board on Wednesday approved a contentious proposal to boost water flows through a Central California river, a move that would increase habitat for salmon but deliver less water to farmers and cities such as San Francisco.
A San Diego-based Marine Corps drill instructor who died in a motorcycle accident four weeks ago was honored by the military Wednesday for rescuing two women from a fiery freeway crash two months before his death.
A masked thief fired a handgun while robbing a sandwich shop Wednesday in the Mountain View area of southeastern San Diego, but no one was injured, police said.