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County Unemployment Rate Is Down Slightly in March

San Diego’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.9 percent in March from 7 percent in February, as the region gained 12,700 nonfarm jobs, according to the state’s Employment Development Department.

In comparison, the California jobless rate increased a tenth of 1 percent to 8.1 percent, while the national rate was 6.8 percent in March, down from 7 percent in the prior month.

In San Diego last month, nearly every job sector showed net gains led by leisure and hospitality, up 3,400 jobs; educational and health services, up 2,400; government, up 2,100; and construction, up 2,000.

From March 2012, the region showed a net gain of 32,600 jobs, an increase of 2.5 percent.

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Professional and business services posted the largest gains over the 12 months, with 6,500. It was followed by leisure and hospitality, up 6,100; construction, up 5,800; and educational and health services, up 5,000.

Only two sectors sustained net losses for the year: financial activities, down 400; and information, down 100.

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