SAN DIEGO, CA – Unemployment in the city of San Diego, California showed an increase during the month of June 2023 by registering a non-seasonally adjusted rate of 4.0%, according to the Employment Development Department (EDD).
According to figures presented by the EDD, in June of this year, the Californian city registered a population of 1,592,300 people in its labor force, of which, 1,592,100 were working, while 63,200 were looking for a job.
The figures contrast with those achieved in June of last year, when the city had an unemployment rate of 3.2%, with a total of 1,568,500 people in its labor force, of which 1,518,800 were working, while 49,700 were looking for a job.
The unemployment rate during the seventh month of the year even showed an increase from 3.5% in May 2023, when the city reached a total of 1,599,200 people in its labor force, of which 1,546,500 had a job, while 52,700 were looking for one.
In California, the unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage point from May 2023 to 4.6% in June 2023 as the state’s employers added 11,600 nonfarm payroll jobs to the economy. The May nonfarm job total was updated by 9,900 fewer jobs due to adjustments to that month’s labor estimates.
Over the past year, California has seen an increase of 397,400 nonfarm jobs, or an average of 33,117 jobs per month. The increase in jobs in June was 5.6 percent of the 209,000 job openings increase nationally, EDD reported.
It also noted that 6 of California’s 11 industries gained jobs in June, with the largest gains for the second consecutive month coming in private education and health services institutions, which added more than 7,000 positions, thanks to strength in other private schools and instruction, as well as other health professional offices and nursing care facilities.
The leisure and hospitality industry added more than 6,800 jobs, thanks to above-average increases in limited-service restaurants and other eating places.
It was the trade, transportation and utilities industry that suffered the largest full-month decline in jobs with 7,600 fewer openings. This was due in part to losses in the wholesale trade, perishables, courier, and warehousing and storage sectors.