November’s labor market trends

December 16, 2022

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Workforce Partnership chief economist Daniel Enemark analyzes November’s labor market trends. More jobs and more workers in the labor force The job market remains hot, with 16,100 nonfarm jobs added last month. Nonetheless, the unemployment rate increased last month to

October’s labor market trends

November 18, 2022

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Minimal change in this month’s unemployment numbers In October, unemployment in San Diego County rose very slightly from 3.1% to 3.2% (3.15% unadjusted, 3.17% seasonally adjusted)—a difference that could completely disappear depending on how the numbers are revised in the

September’s labor market trends

October 21, 2022

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Workforce Partnership chief economist Daniel Enemark analyzes September’s labor market trends. Another month of extraordinarily low unemployment Unemployment edged down last month, putting San Diego at a very low 3.1%. For context, in this century—273 months so far—we’ve only had

August’s labor market trends

September 16, 2022

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Typically (over the last 10 years) in August, our labor force has decreased by about 8,600 people. This August, not only did we not see that typical seasonal dip, but our labor force participation actually rose: there are 10,000 more people in the labor force in August than July!

May’s labor market trends

June 17, 2022

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San Diego County’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.7% last month—the lowest rate this century and the second lowest rate in the 33 years in which County numbers were available. The seasonally adjusted rate was 2.9%, down from an adjusted 3.1% in April.

The labor market continued to heat up in April

May 20, 2022

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San Diego County’s unemployment rate in April was 3.0%. For context, 2.9% is the lowest rate recorded this century, and our rate has reached that low in only three out of 268 months. In other words, this labor market is extraordinarily tight.

March’s stunning unemployment rate

April 15, 2022

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Last month San Diego capped off one year of continuous declines in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate with a significant drop, from 4.0% in February down to 3.5%. The nominal rate was 3.4%, just half a percentage point above the lowest rate of the century (2.9% in May 2019).

San Diego’s labor market gets hotter

March 25, 2022

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Workforce Partnership senior economist Daniel Enemark analyzes February’s labor market trends.

Border Relations of the CaliBaja Region and the Impacts on our Economy

February 9, 2022


The CaliBaja region features a vibrant economy that relies significantly on the cross-border movement of goods and people. It is essential that relations between the two countries with regards to the border remain positive and even be strengthened in the future. 

December’s Report Distorted by Seasonal Changes

January 21, 2022

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Seasonal trends punished December’s job numbers, but the unemployment rate managed to decline further. As 2022 progresses, “a subsidence of Omicron and the waning of government stimulus should bring more people back into the workforce,” noted Lynn Reaser. Phil Blair is also hopeful for some relief but believes that employees will have the upper hand in the job market for at least the next year or two.