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Various Authors 6:38 p.m., Sept. 24
The San Diego Workforce Index dipped slightly in June from May, to 86.0 from 86.3. Significant negative results in consumer confidence and the unemployment rate dropped the index, despite moderate improvements in total jobs available, the University of San Diego leading economic indicators, first-time filers for unemployment benefits, and nonfarm employment. (Temporary employment was flat over the month.) The index, however, is up almost 3% since January. There are increases in hiring in all industries, says the San Diego Workforce Partnership.