SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The unemployment rate in San Diego County climbed to 5.1 percent last month, from 4.2 percent the previous month, but remained below the 5.2 percent mark recorded in June of last year, state figures released Friday show.
The local figure for last month equaled that as a nation as a whole, while California posted a 5.7 percent unemployment rate. Neither the national or statewide rates are seasonally adjusted.
According to the state Employment Development Department, the number of people in the San Diego region reporting they were unemployed jumped from 65,200 in May to 80,600 in June. At the same time, the civilian labor force rose from 1.56 million to almost 1.58 million.
Around 1,700 jobs were lost last month in educational and health services, offset by job gains in county government, and hotels and food services.
Over the past year, around 37,600 non-farm positions were created, including 7,300 in hotels and food services; more than 6,000 in health care and social assistance; about 5,000 in state and local government; and nearly 4,000 in professional, scientific and technical services, according to EDD data.
The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to “harden” the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico.
Mama's Kitchen is in it's 14th year helping to raise money to provide meals for men, women and children vulnerable to hunger due to critical illnesses.
Willie O'Ree, who played seven seasons with the original San Diego Gulls after becoming the first black to play in the NHL, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday in Toronto.
The prosecution on Tuesday presented its case on against a man accused of pushing an elderly woman in Oceanside - leading to her death.
Police on Tuesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing a smoothie bar at gunpoint in Mira Mesa.
Firefighters struggled to contain the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history Tuesday while mobile coroner's teams combed the incinerated remains of a once thriving town and its environs looking for more victims of the carnage.
The California State University Tuesday announced accommodations for applicants affected by recent wildfires who are applying for admission to CSU campuses for the fall 2019 term.
The San Diego Superior Court is seeking dedicated residents with sound judgment from throughout the county to serve on the 2019/2020 San Diego County grand jury.
Although fire crews appeared to be making major progress Tuesday on the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, with a series of evacuation orders lifted, a large flare-up near Westlake Village served as a reminder that the battle was far from over.
Six rural school districts as well as two schools in San Diego County's eastern region were closed Tuesday and around 30,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers were without power because of powerful Santa Ana winds and elevated risk of wildfires.