The San Diego County unemployment rate rose to 5.4 percent in July, up from a revised 5.0 percent in June. The county lost 1900 jobs in the month, according to the California Employment Development Department.
Government jobs dropped by 12,200 in the month. Local government education dropped by 9300 jobs; that was a seasonal decrease. Educational services dropped by 2000 jobs.
The big gainer in the private sector was leisure and hospitality jobs, up 5300.