Jim Markle 6:30 p.m., June 30
Local unemployment rate falls to 7.4%
County adds 2900 nonfarm jobs in August
The San Diego County unemployment rate dropped to 7.4% in August from a revised 7.8% in July, as 2900 jobs were added. Over the year, employment rose by 14,800 jobs, according to the California Employment Development Department.
Leisure and hospitality jobs gained 3,300 in the month. Government, which has been weak, added 1000 jobs.