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San Diego County unemployment rate decreases to 5.6%


Last updated 10/28/2021 at 3:57pm

SAN DIEGO – The unemployment rate in San Diego County decreased to 5.6% from a revised 6.6% in August, well below the year-ago estimate of 9.6%, according to figures released today by the state Employment Development Department.

This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.4% for California – which decreased from 7.5% in August – and 4.6% for the nation – down from August's 5.3% – during the same period.

Between August and September, nonfarm employment increased by 3,600, from 1,409,900 to 1,413,500, according to EDD figures. Agricultural employment remained unchanged....

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