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Making It in San Diego: Hiring growth reported in all San Diego fields

Posted: 11:33 AM, Jun 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-14 18:34:41Z
Employers Adding Jobs In May Pushes Unemployment Rate Down To 3.8 Percent

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Hiring is increasing in San Diego County with local employers adding jobs in all industries, the San Diego Workforce Partnership reported.

The most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics show unemployment dropped to 3 percent in April, as San Diego County gained 7,800 jobs month-over-month.

The largest increase was posted in the construction field, with 2,200 jobs added. The boom was likely due to improving weather in April after an unusually rainy winter, experts said.

Other growing industries included Education and Health, and Professional and Business, which added 1,000 jobs. The Government and Leisure and Hospitality fields each grew by 900 jobs. The smallest growth was reported in the Information field, with 100 jobs added in April.

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership reported the most year-over-year growth in Education and Health, with 7,600 jobs added.