During November, the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos area saw its unemployment rate decrease from 10.5 percent to 10.3 percent, following an increase from 10.4 percent during October. Despite that decrease, the area's current rate is still slightly higher than the national unemployment rate of 10 percent.
The San Diego area had a total non-farm employment of 1,251,000 workers during November, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is up from 1,246,500 workers during October, but a 3.3 percent decrease from last year.
Four industries saw a monthly increase in employment, including: trade, transportation and utilities by 3,400 jobs; professional and business services by 800 jobs; education and health services by 500 jobs; and government by 1,200 jobs. Employment in the mining and logging and information industries remained even at 300 workers and 37,300, respectively.
The government industry was the only one that managed to add jobs when compared to last year. The industry employed 227,900 workers during November, up from 226,700 workers during October and a .1 percent increase from last year.
Employment in the mining and logging industry remained even when compared to last year, while employment in the education and health services remained even at 137,500 workers and employment in the other services industry remained even at 48,600 workers.
The construction industry took the biggest hit when compared to last year. The industry employed 65,200 workers during November, down from 65,500 workers during October and a 9.3 percent decrease from last year.
Other industries that saw an over-the-year decrease in employment include:
- manufacturing by 7.6 percent
- trade, transportation and utilities by 4.3 percent
- information by 4.8 percent
- financial activities by 2 percent
- professional and business services by 4.5 percent
- leisure and hospitality by 4.2 percent