February 23, 2024
Employees pour cement at a development web site for an workplace tower in downtown San Diego. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Picture

The unemployment price in San Diego County elevated to 4.2% in October, up from a revised 4.1% in September 2023, and above the year-ago estimate of three.3%, in line with figures launched Friday by the state Employment Improvement Division.

Final month’s charges examine with an unadjusted unemployment price of 4.8% for California and three.6% for the nation throughout the identical interval.

Based on the EDD, between September and October, complete nonfarm employment in San Diego County elevated by 15,500 jobs to succeed in 1,582,700.

Seasonal will increase drove up authorities employment by 6,200 for the biggest month-over advance. Many of the achieve for October was concentrated in state — up 3,800 — and native authorities — up 2,300 — as staffing ranges in public instructional establishments elevated, the EDD knowledge confirmed.

Moreover, retail gained 2,300 jobs month-over, accounting for round two-thirds of the three,400 job enhance in commerce, transportation, and utilities. Personal schooling and well being added 3,100 jobs.

These industries which misplaced jobs within the month-over-month knowledge embody development — down 1,000 — manufacturing — down 500 — and different companies — down 400.

Between October 2022 and October 2023, nonfarm employment in San Diego County elevated by 26,500 or 1.7%.

As has been par for the course over the previous a number of years, leisure and hospitality represented the biggest year-over development, rising by 11,100 jobs. That development was divided between lodging and meals companies — up 6,900 — and humanities, leisure, and recreation — up 4,200. Arts, leisure, and recreation noticed a 14% year-over enhance.

Personal schooling and well being companies reported an addition of 10,100 jobs with the whole thing attributed to a ten,400 achieve in well being care and social help, with 300 jobs misplaced in personal instructional service.

Main the year-over decline was skilled and enterprise companies — down 3,800. Many of the job reductions had been in administrative and assist and waste administration and remediation companies.

Different industries that reported job declines embody manufacturing, with a lack of 1,800, and knowledge with a lack of 600.

–Metropolis Information Service