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April 15, 2016

The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (February 2016 to March 2016) shows increases in the civilian labor force and employment while the unemployment rate remains unchanged.<--break->” src=”/sites/all/modules/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif” title=”<--break-->” /></p>
<p>The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported no change in San Diego’s unemployment rate which remained at 4.7 percent in March, below the year-ago estimate of 5.4 percent.</p>
<p>The 4.7 percent unemployment rate falls below the highest March unemployment rate (11 percent in 2010) but remains higher than the lowest March unemployment rate (4 percent in 2006) experienced in the region over the last 10 years.</p>
<p>Leisure & Hospitality recorded the largest month-over gain of 3,000 jobs, with approximately 80 percent of this growth coming from Accommodation & Food Services. Government added 2,200 jobs with 86 percent coming from local government. Five other industries also recorded employment gains including Trade, Transportation & Utilities, which added 1,500 jobs. Construction was the only industry to record a month-over job loss.</p>
<p>From March 2015 to March 2016, all industries experienced job growth. Professional & Business Services recorded the greatest year-over gain, adding 7,300 jobs to the region. Nearly 60 percent of this growth came primarily from Administrative & Support Services which includes temporary help firms. Educational & Health Services also contributed 7,000 jobs, primarily from Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,600 jobs).</p>
<p>San Diego County experienced month-over gains in a majority of industries and, despite month-over employment decreases in Construction, all industries posted year-over job gains.</p>
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