SAN DIEGO, CA – Unemployment in the city of San Diego, California showed a slight increase during the month of November, registering an annualized unemployment rate of 3.3%, according to the Employment Development Department (EDD).
According to its most recent report, the border city reached a labor force of 1,583,000 people in November, compared to 1,578,900 workers in October of this year. Of the total labor force in the eleventh month, 1,530,100 citizens had jobs, while 52,900 were looking for one.
The number of unemployed in November in San Diego increased by 4,100 more than in October, when it reached 48,800.
California’s unemployment rate rose in the month of November 2022 to 4.1 percent despite the fact that the state’s businesses added 26,800 nonfarm jobs to the economy, according to data released by EDD.
On a year-over-year basis, California’s job growth (4.0 percent) outpaced that of the U.S. as a whole (3.3 percent) by 0.7 percentage points. November 2022 marked the 14th consecutive month of nonfarm employment gains, which now total 798,000 jobs over that time period for an average monthly gain of 57,000 openings.
EDD reported that 10 of California’s 11 industry sectors gained jobs in November with Leisure and Hospitality (+13,900) showing the largest month-over-month gains thanks to strength in Amusement Parks and Gambling Halls, Other Recreation and Entertainment, and Limited Service Restaurants.
Educational and Health Services (+13,400) also posted strong month-over-month gains thanks in part to above-average hiring in Elementary and Secondary Schools, as well as Business, Technical and Trade Schools and Educational Support Services.
The increase in Information (+6,300) was due almost exclusively to growth in the Motion Picture and Video Production subsector.