SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Unemployment in San Diego County dipped to 4.7 percent in January, from a revised 4.8 percent the month before, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The January figure is well below the 5.9 percent recorded in the same month in 2015.
Statewide, the unemployment rate was 5.8 percent. It was 5.3 percent across the United States. Neither figure is seasonally adjusted.
According to the EDD, job cuts were seen through most sectors, with nearly 9,000 retail positions lost as the holidays ended.
Over the entire year, however, San Diego County gained 38,200 non-farm jobs, with growth in nearly all sectors.
The best performers were professional and business services, particularly in administrative support, as well as ambulatory healthcare services and construction.
In January, 74,200 San Diegans were unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 1.56 million people - almost 17,000 fewer than the same month in 2015, according to the EDD.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
The summits of Birch Hill and Palomar Mountain saw a dusting of snow by midday Monday, and other San Diego County mountains and valleys experienced less than a quarter-inch of rain.
A man accused of carrying out an armed robbery in the Mountain View area was place under arrest Monday.
A woman was seriously hurt after a car driven by a 52-year-old man veered off a road and onto a sidewalk Sunday in the Valencia Park area, police said.
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A son called police after discovering the bodies of his parents Sunday inside their home in Vista, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The San Diego Gulls team-record-tying eight-game winning streak ended Monday with a 5-2 loss to the Ontario Reign at Ontario.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.