AN DIEGO (CNS) - The September unemployment rate in San Diego County was 4.6 percent, the lowest mark since June 2007, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The figure was lower than the revised 5.1 percent in August, and below the 6.1 percent level in September of last year, according to the EDD.
The agency reported that California's unemployment rate in September was 5.5 percent, while it was 4.9 percent for the nation as a whole. Neither the state or national figures are seasonally adjusted.
"The September employment report was even better than expected, as the regional economy looks to be picking up speed toward the end of 2015," said Phil Blair, CEO of the staffing firm Manpower San Diego. "We saw a disappointing national jobs report released earlier this month, but it was just the opposite in San Diego, with outstanding job growth driven by our construction, manufacturing, and technology sectors."
San Diego County's economy added 46,900 nonfarm jobs over the past year, with the biggest gain in the professional, scientific and technical sector, which increased by 9,600 positions. Accommodations and food services increased by around 8,000 jobs.
Just between August and September, the government education sector added 4,600 positions as the school year got underway. Other increases were seen in heath care and construction.
Those gains were offset by losses at hotels, and the amusement, gambling and recreation category. Monthly job losses were also seen throughout several sub-categories of the financial sector and also in the retail trade.
About 72,300 San Diegans were unemployed in September out of a civilian labor force of more than 1.5 million people, according to the EDD.
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Ja'Quan Gardner ran for 104 yards and two fourth- quarter touchdowns and Donny Hageman kicked four field goals as the San Diego Fleet defeated the Atlanta Legends, 24-12, in their debut at SDCCU Stadium Sunday night.
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San Diego police on Saturday released the names of the SWAT officers involved in a shooting and a standoff in Paradise Hills early on Valentine's Day.
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Professional football is back in San Diego for the first time in more than two years. The San Diego Fleet's first ever home game against the Atlanta Legends got underway Sunday evening at SDCCU stadium.
The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame will induct five local women for their life's achievements next month, the organization announced Sunday.
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest combat ship on Saturday, the USS Tulsa, which eventually will be docked in San Diego.
More than 150 current and former service members and their families gathered on the USS Midway on Saturday morning.