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County unemployment rate rises to 3.8 percent in January


Last updated 3/14/2019 at 7:13pm

San Diego County’s unadjusted unemployment rate rose to 3.8 percent in January, the highest point in more than a year, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday, March 8.

Unemployment hadn’t been above 3.5 percent countywide since August, according to the EDD, which is scheduled to release February data later this month.

The revised unemployment rate for the region was 3.1 percent in December and 3.6 percent in January 2018.

Nonfarm industries shed 23,700 jobs from December to January, while total farm employment remained unchanged from December’s revised tot...

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