Thom Hofman 6:15 a.m., June 19
Joblessness ticks up
Local unemployment nudges up to 8.6%
San Diego County's unemployment rate rose to 8.6% in October from 8.5% in September. The county added 7,000 jobs in the month, 4,000 of them in local education, according to the California Employment Development Department. The county gained 23,500 jobs from a year ago.