EDD announces unemployment rates for San Diego County

SAN DIEGO – The unemployment rate in San Diego County was 8.6 percent in January, up from a revised 8.2 percent in December, but below the 9.5 percent figure from January 2012, the state Employment Development Department announced today.

That compares with unemployment rates of 10.4 percent in California and 8.5 percent nationwide during the same period. Those figures are not seasonally adjusted.

The region lost around 22,000 jobs between December 2012 and January 2013, according to the EDD.

The biggest job losses in over the month came in the trade, transportation and utilities sector, which was down 9,400 jobs. About 80 percent of the sector’s seasonal losses were in retail trade, mostly from general merchandise, clothing and clothing accessories stores.

Seven other sectors reported losses over the month, including leisure and hospitality, government, professional and business services and education and health services, according to the EDD.

A gain of 300 positions was recorded in the financial activities sector and agricultural employment gained 200 jobs.

The agency reported that 137,200 San Diego County residents were jobless in January, out of a civilian labor force of more than 1.6 million people.

8 Responses to "EDD announces unemployment rates for San Diego County"

  1. Not accurate   March 23, 2013 at 6:13 am

    "SAN DIEGO – The unemployment rate in San Diego County was 8.6 percent in January, up from a revised 8.2 percent in December, but below the 9.5 percent figure from January 2012, the state Employment Development Department announced today"

    Why don’t they explain exactly how they come up with these numbers?

    They are only counting people who are on unemployment benefits thru E.D.D they are not counting people who went thru all their benefits or those who never filed and still to this day can’t find work.

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  2. jeff wilson   March 23, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    The federal rate is based on a random telephone survey not real numbers

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  3. grunt   March 23, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    But the needs to bring in an additional 200,000 Mexican workers –

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  4. notaccurate   March 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Nice try. This is so grossly inaccurate, it’s laughable. Edd is the single worst source to pull any real numbers of the actual unemployed. Thousands of people have exhausted their UI benefits, thousands more have not filed/didn’t qualify. The actual rate of unemployment is probably more like 40%.

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  5. Disgusted   March 25, 2013 at 10:22 am

    We have to make Obama look good right?

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  6. el gringo viejo   March 26, 2013 at 1:13 am

    As if grunt is going to do stoop labor harvesting crops.

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  7. correct   March 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

    about #3

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  8. Ray ( the real one)   March 27, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Bull Cookies….. Been unemployed since December, still waiting for my first payment.

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