SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The unemployment rate in San Diego County held steady at 4.7 percent for the fourth month in a row in March, the state Employment Development Department announced Friday.
That compares to a rate of 5.4 percent in March 2015.
San Diego's figure compares to a 5.6 percent statewide unemployment rate, and 5.1 percent U.S. rate, the EDD said. Neither is seasonally adjusted.
According to the agency, the unemployment rate in San Diego has held at 4.7 percent since December. It was 4.8 percent in November.
Between February and March, hotel and food services gained 2,300 workers, while local government added about 1,900 employees -- primarily in education, the EDD data showed.
Over the past year, the biggest gains have been in healthcare and social assistance, adding around 6,600 positions, and administrative and support services, gaining around 4,500 jobs, according to the EDD.
In March, 73,800 San Diego County residents were without jobs out of a civilian labor force of 1.6 million people, the agency said.
The ninth annual San Diego Green Homes Tour is taking place on Sunday, and it is your chance to visit 12 of the county's most eco-friendly homes.
An ex-con who allegedly killed the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business during a robbery pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge that could lead to the death penalty if he's convicted.
A light plane occupied by a flight instructor and a student pilot made a safe emergency landing Friday amid late-morning traffic on Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
The San Diego Yacht Club will welcome the International Masters Regatta back to the city Friday for the start of a three-day sailing competition.
UTC Aerospace Systems plans to wind down manufacturing at its Chula Vista aircraft plant beginning early next year, eliminating around 300 jobs, it was reported Friday.
Defined as a person who behaves badly, but in an amusing way, a scallywag does not mean to cause harm, but to have fun. The same kind of mischief will be happening on Saturday, October 20 at Waterfront Parki in downtown San Diego as the day long Ye Scallywag music and beer festival takes place.
Residents in El Cajon are sounding the alarm on what they say are growing problems related to increased homelessness in the area. Some neighbors say they feel unsafe in their own yards because of drug use and nearby encampments.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Friday denoting a strong risk of wildfire in San Diego County.
San Diego State University students who were recently vaccinated for meningitis may need to receive the vaccine again, the school and Walgreens warned on Friday.
A man who allegedly murdered the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business while wearing a Halloween-style old-lady mask is in custody, facing charges of murder and robbery. San Diego police reported Thursday.