The local unemployment rate hasn't been this low since it held steady at 4.8 percent between August and December 2007, according to EDD data.
The agency said the rate was 5.1 percent in March and 6.1 percent in April last year.
San Diego's figure compares to the statewide rate of 6.1 percent, and the national rate of 5.1 percent, which are not seasonally adjusted.
According to the EDD, San Diego added jobs in financial services, and leisure and hospitality over the past month. Construction lost 700 positions.
Over the past year, the professional, technical and scientific services sector added 8,200 jobs, food services and drinking establishments added 6,300 positions, and administrative and support services added 3,200.
Out of a civilian labor force of almost 1.55 million people in April, 74,300 San Diegans were unemployed, a decline of 18,900, the EDD said
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.
On Thursday night, the HeartCore Leadership company purchased thousands of dollars worth of Domino's Pizza to feed San Diego's homeless in downtown.
A deadlocked jury prompted a judge to declare a mistrial Friday in the case against a man charged with murder in the 2002 disappearance of his 2-year-old stepson in San Diego.
Federal immigration officers arrested 115 people during a three-day operation in the San Diego area amid heightened tensions between the Trump administration and the state of California over immigration enforcement.