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San Diego area unemployment rises to 25%


Last updated 4/29/2020 at 9:56pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego region's estimated unemployment rate has risen to nearly 25% - and it will get worse as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to a report released today by the San Diego Association of


SANDAG's latest data accounts for the period between April 11-18, where unemployment numbers increased from 20.6% to 24.7%. The numbers "are expected to continue to rise for the next few weeks," the report's authors said.

On March 7, the unemployment rate in the county was 3.4%.

Ray Major, SANDAG's chief economist, said the numbers are unprecedented.


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