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Unemployment rate decreases to 7.2% in San Diego County


Last updated 3/26/2021 at 6:01pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The unemployment rate in San Diego County decreased to 7.2% in February, down from a revised 8% in January but well above the year-ago, pre-pandemic rate of 3.2%, according to figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.

Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5% in February, down from 9% in January, but also well above the 4.3% rate from February 2020. The comparable estimates for the nation were 6.2% in February, 6.3% in January and 3.5% in February 2020.

Between January and February, non-farm employment in San Diego County i...

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