San Diego’s unemployment rate stayed flat in February at 4.7 percent, as job gains kept pace with the growth of the county’s labor force.
Retailers continued to cut back after the holiday retail season, with about 3,000 lost jobs, according to seasonally unadjusted data released by the California Employment Development Department. Accommodation and food services gained the most jobs of any sector last month, adding about 2,900 jobs. Overall, the county netted 6,600 more jobs.
California’s unemployment edged down from 5.7 to 5.5 percent.