Walter Mencken 4 p.m., May 3
San Diego Unemployment Rate Remains in Double Digits
The San Diego County unemployment rate was 10.4% in November, compared with 10.3% in October and 10.4% a year ago, according to the California Employment Development Department. This compared with 12.4% for California and 9.3% for the U.S. in the same period. Local employment was up 3,700 jobs from October, but down 200 from a year earlier. In the month, trade, transportation, and utilities added 3,100 jobs as retail jobs went up 3,200. Government jobs rose by 1,600, almost all of which were in local government. However, leisure and hospitality jobs dropped by 900.