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Unemployment Down .3 Percent In August

The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 10.6 percent in August, down from a revised 10.9 percent the previous month, the California Economic Development Department reported today.

The county's unemployment rate in August of last year was 10.3 percent, according to the EDD.

However, between July and August, the San Diego region shed 2,200 jobs, most in the government sector, according to the EDD.

California's unemployment rate increased to 12.4 percent last month, compared to 12.3 percent in July, according to the EDD.

The number of jobs in the state decreased by 33,500 during the month, with government also posting the largest decline, according to the EDD.

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