County’s June unemployment up from May, down from June 2011
The unemployment rate in San Diego County in June was 9.2 percent, compared with 8.8 percent in May, but down from 10.4 percent in June 2011, the state Employment Development Department announced Friday.
That compares with 10.7 percent unemployment in California and 8.4 percent nationwide, according to the EDD. The figures are not seasonally adjusted.
The region’s unemployment rate grew despite the addition of about 13,400 jobs, because 15,000 people were added to the 1.6-million-person civilian labor force.
The EDD statistics showed strong growth in the seasonal leisure and hospitality industry, which added 7,200 positions between May and June.
Construction, which was hit hardest in the recession, added 2,600 jobs, and professional and business services gained 1,800.
Over the past year, the figures show increases in the number of jobs in professional and business services, educational and health services, and leisure and hospitality.
The total number of unemployed people in San Diego County last month was 147,800, compared with 139,600 the month before. The June total was still about 16,500 fewer unemployed people than the same time in 2011.
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