Jeff Smith noon, March 8
County unemployment rate rises to 7.3% in June
But area added 7,500 jobs over month, 19,300 over year
The San Diego County unemployment rate in June was 7.3%, up from a revised 6.8% in May. The county gained 7500 jobs over the month and 19,300 from a year ago. Obviously, more people are joining the labor force, looking for jobs. Trade, transportation, and utilities jobs rose 2200 over the month, but educational and health services dropped by 900. Educational services jobs were down by 1,100, according to the California Employment Development Department.