The San Diego County unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in November, unchanged from October. In November of 2013, the rate was 7 percent. Between October and November of this year, the county gained 13,500 jobs. Over the year, the increase was 43,000 jobs.
However, incomes have been dropping as the unemployment rate has declined. According to the Department of Numbers, inflation-adjusted median household income in 2007 was $69,425. Through the end of last year, it had dropped to $61,426.