2017 San Diego County unemployment rate
  • 2017 San Diego County unemployment rate
  • Source: California Employment Development Department
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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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AlexClarke March 8, 2018 @ 8:43 a.m.

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?


Don Bauder March 8, 2018 @ 12:06 p.m.

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


SportsFan0000 March 15, 2018 @ 2:35 p.m.

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


Don Bauder March 15, 2018 @ 9:31 p.m.

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


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