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Unemployment drops to even 3% countywide, lowest since May 2018

 

Last updated 5/28/2019 at 5:28am



San Diego County’s unadjusted unemployment rate dropped to an even 3% last month, with both farm and nonfarm industries showing job gains, according to data released by the California Employment Development Department.

The April rate, down from a revised 3.6% in March and a tick below the April 2018 rate of 3.1%, is at its lowest point since May 2018.

The county’s nonfarm industries gained nearly 8,000 jobs from March to last month, increasing from 1,492,600 to 1,500,400. Farm jobs increased by 300 from 8,700 in March to 9,000 last month.

Nearly every nonfarm industry in the county a...



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