July's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, up from a revised 5.1 percent in June. California's Employment Development Department reported that the rate is now higher than the corresponding national rate of 5.1 percent.
The rate for California during the same period was 5.9 percent. San Diego's unemployment rate has been rising since May.
The biggest job loser in July was the education sector, shedding 13,500 jobs from June. The county lost a total of 11,300 jobs over the last month, but gained 28,100 over the last year.