San Diego County unemployment decreases to 4% in February, EDD reports
San Diego County's unemployment rate dipped to 4% in February, down from 4.7% in January, according to figures released today by the state Employment Development Department.
The 4% rate was also down from the 7.9% rate in February 2021.
According to the EDD, total nonfarm employment in San Diego County increased by 16,500 jobs between January and February, while the agricultural sector added 500 jobs.
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Professional and business services saw the largest gains among all industry sectors, adding 6,100 jobs over the past month. Other gains were seen in educational and health services — up 4,800 jobs — and leisure and hospitality, which went up 4,200.
Trade, transportation and utilities — which went down 2,700 jobs — registered the largest decline over the past month. Manufacturing also saw a decline of 800 jobs.
Year over year, nonfarm employment increased by 104,300 jobs between February 2021 and last month, an increase of 7.5%, according to the EDD.