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County loses 20,500 jobs in January

Unemployment rate rises, but still low

2017 San Diego County unemployment rate
2017 San Diego County unemployment rate

San Diego County lost 20,500 jobs in January, as the unemployment rate rose to 3.6 percent from 3.3 percent in December. However, the January rate compares with 4.6 percent for California and 4.5 percent for the nation.

Retail trade lost 4,200 jobs — a seasonal decline. Food services and drinking places lost 4,500 jobs, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Between January 2017 and January 2018, the county gained 26,400 jobs.

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2017 San Diego County unemployment rate
2017 San Diego County unemployment rate

San Diego County lost 20,500 jobs in January, as the unemployment rate rose to 3.6 percent from 3.3 percent in December. However, the January rate compares with 4.6 percent for California and 4.5 percent for the nation.

Retail trade lost 4,200 jobs — a seasonal decline. Food services and drinking places lost 4,500 jobs, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Between January 2017 and January 2018, the county gained 26,400 jobs.

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So if from January 2017 to January 2018 the county gained 26k jobs and then lost 20k jobs in January 2018 then the county had a one year net increase of 6k jobs for the year?

March 8, 2018

AlexClarke: You could say that for the year ended in January. However, that would be quite misleading, because so many jobs lost in January were seasonal jobs, such as Christmas retailing positions. Best, Don Bauder

March 8, 2018

Did most of those jobs come from layoffs at the Union Tribune and Ashford/Bridgepoint Scamuniversity?!

March 15, 2018

SportsFan0000: No. A big percentage of the layoffs came from seasonal jobs, such as retailing during the Christmas season. Best, Don Bauder

March 15, 2018

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