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.

November’s Report Shows Hope Before the Holidays

December 17, 2021

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San Diego’s labor market continued to improve in November with companies still looking for workers as the jobless rate dropped.

Job analysts assess October’s upbeat report

November 19, 2021

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San Diego’s labor market scored an impressive performance in October with a robust job gain and sizable drop in unemployment. On a particularly positive note, more people came back to the workforce and were welcomed by employers eager to hire them.

Job analysts comment on job news

October 22, 2021

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San Diego’s labor market made further progress on most fronts in September, although some areas of weakness remained. Companies added more jobs and the unemployment rate fell. Firms struggled further to fill job openings as the labor force shrank slightly. San Diego is lagging both the State and the Nation in its recovery from pre-pandemic job peaks.

Job analysts comment on latest numbers

September 17, 2021

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San Diego’s labor market displayed some good news for August, but some of the underlying data gave reasons for pause. A good part of the job gain appears to have been seasonal, while an increase in the number of people