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County unemployment rate back down to 5.1 percent

July's 5.4 percent rise looks like aberration

The San Diego County unemployment rate was down to 5.1 percent in August, an improvement from the 5.4 percent rate of July, which was probably an aberrant spike.

The county added 1700 jobs from July and 42,400 from August of last year, according to the California Employment Development Department. The big gainer in August was education and health services, up 1800 jobs. Local government education jobs had dropped by 9300 jobs in July. It was a seasonal factor, and August's education increase was partly seasonal.

In August, leisure and hospitality jobs were down 1400 jobs.

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The San Diego County unemployment rate was down to 5.1 percent in August, an improvement from the 5.4 percent rate of July, which was probably an aberrant spike.

The county added 1700 jobs from July and 42,400 from August of last year, according to the California Employment Development Department. The big gainer in August was education and health services, up 1800 jobs. Local government education jobs had dropped by 9300 jobs in July. It was a seasonal factor, and August's education increase was partly seasonal.

In August, leisure and hospitality jobs were down 1400 jobs.

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If conservatives have their way the ACA will go away and all the gains in healthcare will go away also. More people without access to insurance equals a decrease in medical spending and leads to layoffs.

Sept. 19, 2015

AlexClarke: If so-called conservatives have their way, the richest one-tenth of 1 percent, which now owns as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, will own even more. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 19, 2015

What about the "middle" 9.9 percent?

Sept. 19, 2015

Twister: Of that 9.9 percent, the 1 percent will do well, as will, I suspect, the top 4 percent, maybe even the top 10 percent. Just a guess. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 19, 2015

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