Jeff Smith noon, March 8
Local Unemployment Rate at 8.8%
The San Diego County unemployment rate was 8.8% in May, unchanged from a revised 8.8% in April, according to the California Employment Development Department. The county gained 6,400 jobs in the month. The biggest gain was in construction: 6,400. Government jobs dipped 100. Jobs were up 13,400 from May of a year ago.