February 21, 2024
Staff pour cement at a development website for an workplace tower in downtown San Diego. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photograph

The unemployment fee in San Diego County elevated to 4.3% in December, up from a revised 4.2% in November and above the year-ago estimate of three%, in line with figures launched Friday by the state Employment Growth Division.

Final month’s fee compares with an unadjusted unemployment fee of 5.1% for California and three.5% for the nation throughout the identical interval.

Between November 2023 and December 2023, complete nonfarm employment in San Diego County elevated by 600 jobs to 1,591,100.

The development trade noticed an above-average December job addition — a acquire of 1,800 — to succeed in its highest employment stage in additional than fifteen years. The unseasonal robust job exercise was pushed up by advances in specialty commerce contractors — up 1,100 — with job features reported throughout each subsector, the EDD reported.

Payrolls in personal training and well being companies grew by 800. Commerce, transportation, and utilities additionally reported an addition of 800 jobs, which had been centered round vacation hiring in retail commerce — up 1,000 — however offset by a discount of 200 jobs in transportation, warehousing, and utilities.

Skilled and enterprise companies reported a pointy discount of 1,800 jobs. Different companies noticed losses of 1,200 and manufacturing 1,000. Authorities, info, and mining and logging employment ranges remained unchanged.

Between December 2022 and December 2023, nonfarm employment in San Diego County elevated by 23,400 or 1.5%.

Job features had been led by personal training and well being companies with 10,500 jobs added. Well being care and social help accounted for 10,400 of these features.

Leisure and hospitality noticed a rise of 10,100 jobs, led by 6,900 in lodging and meals companies, particularly meals companies and consuming locations — up 5,200. Arts, leisure, and recreation posted an extra 3,200 jobs.

Different year-over features had been posted in authorities, 6,300, monetary actions, 2,800, and commerce, transportation, and utilities, 2,800.

Skilled and enterprise companies misplaced 10,100 jobs over the yr. Greater than half of the losses had been in administrative and assist and waste companies — down 5,600. Job losses had been additionally reported in manufacturing, 2,800, and knowledge, 800.

–Metropolis Information Service