Economic Indicators

Unemployment Level

Last Updated 4/18/2014

The number of unemployed people in the labor force in San Diego County. Individuals are classified as unemployed if they are jobless, actively looking for work in the last four weeks, and available for work.

Jan-90 
47,700 Feb-90 
46,000 Mar-90 
44,600 Apr-90 
47,500 May-90 
51,300 Jun-90 
55,300 Jul-90 
63,200 Aug-90 
60,300 Sep-90 
65,700 Oct-90 
64,100 Nov-90 
66,300 Dec-90 
64,700 Jan-91 
71,900 Feb-91 
75,500 Mar-91 
74,500 Apr-91 
71,700 May-91 
76,500 Jun-91 
82,100 Jul-91 
84,600 Aug-91 
76,800 Sep-91 
78,000 Oct-91 
76,600 Nov-91 
72,800 Dec-91 
72,000 Jan-92 
82,000 Feb-92 
83,200 Mar-92 
82,000 Apr-92 
80,000 May-92 
84,200 Jun-92 
94,400 Jul-92 
97,500 Aug-92 
94,300 Sep-92 
94,000 Oct-92 
90,000 Nov-92 
93,700 Dec-92 
88,000 Jan-93 
97,000 Feb-93 
96,200 Mar-93 
93,200 Apr-93 
91,800 May-93 
93,800 Jun-93 
100,500 Jul-93 
106,600 Aug-93 
100,300 Sep-93 
99,100 Oct-93 
97,800 Nov-93 
91,400 Dec-93 
83,200 Jan-94 
96,200 Feb-94 
92,900 Mar-94 
90,500 Apr-94 
87,500 May-94 
84,600 Jun-94 
90,800 Jul-94 
96,800 Aug-94 
91,100 Sep-94 
87,300 Oct-94 
82,900 Nov-94 
75,100 Dec-94 
68,500 Jan-95 
79,700 Feb-95 
75,900 Mar-95 
74,000 Apr-95 
77,200 May-95 
76,800 Jun-95 
81,500 Jul-95 
86,400 Aug-95 
81,600 Sep-95 
80,300 Oct-95 
79,200 Nov-95 
75,000 Dec-95 
66,000 Jan-96 
76,800 Feb-96 
72,400 Mar-96 
70,300 Apr-96 
66,600 May-96 
66,100 Jun-96 
66,900 Jul-96 
73,800 Aug-96 
66,700 Sep-96 
64,800 Oct-96 
62,000 Nov-96 
59,900 Dec-96 
53,000 Jan-97 
62,300 Feb-97 
58,500 Mar-97 
58,400 Apr-97 
54,000 May-97 
52,900 Jun-97 
57,700 Jul-97 
59,800 Aug-97 
58,800 Sep-97 
56,800 Oct-97 
51,100 Nov-97 
45,700 Dec-97 
43,000 Jan-98 
48,000 Feb-98 
45,500 Mar-98 
47,000 Apr-98 
40,900 May-98 
42,100 Jun-98 
48,000 Jul-98 
51,200 Aug-98 
51,300 Sep-98 
50,400 Oct-98 
48,100 Nov-98 
43,900 Dec-98 
40,100 Jan-99 
47,100 Feb-99 
44,500 Mar-99 
42,800 Apr-99 
40,300 May-99 
38,300 Jun-99 
45,000 Jul-99 
47,000 Aug-99 
43,100 Sep-99 
42,100 Oct-99 
41,400 Nov-99 
38,500 Dec-99 
35,300 Jan-00 
54,600 Feb-00 
54,000 Mar-00 
55,300 Apr-00 
50,200 May-00 
52,300 Jun-00 
59,200 Jul-00 
62,000 Aug-00 
58,900 Sep-00 
52,300 Oct-00 
51,700 Nov-00 
49,700 Dec-00 
45,100 Jan-01 
54,800 Feb-01 
52,100 Mar-01 
53,900 Apr-01 
52,000 May-01 
49,900 Jun-01 
59,900 Jul-01 
62,400 Aug-01 
64,200 Sep-01 
61,400 Oct-01 
67,200 Nov-01 
66,600 Dec-01 
63,400 Jan-02 
73,200 Feb-02 
70,900 Mar-02 
72,900 Apr-02 
70,700 May-02 
68,500 Jun-02 
77,600 Jul-02 
80,600 Aug-02 
79,300 Sep-02 
74,800 Oct-02 
76,600 Nov-02 
77,500 Dec-02 
73,800 Jan-03 
78,700 Feb-03 
77,500 Mar-03 
77,700 Apr-03 
74,500 May-03 
73,000 Jun-03 
83,400 Jul-03 
82,200 Aug-03 
79,700 Sep-03 
74,800 Oct-03 
75,200 Nov-03 
74,100 Dec-03 
66,700 Jan-04 
74,900 Feb-04 
73,000 Mar-04 
76,300 Apr-04 
69,500 May-04 
68,300 Jun-04 
75,200 Jul-04 
75,600 Aug-04 
69,900 Sep-04 
66,400 Oct-04 
67,000 Nov-04 
65,700 Dec-04 
61,900 Jan-05 
68,200 Feb-05 
68,600 Mar-05 
65,900 Apr-05 
61,600 May-05 
60,300 Jun-05 
67,400 Jul-05 
68,900 Aug-05 
65,800 Sep-05 
64,500 Oct-05 
64,300 Nov-05 
63,900 Dec-05 
56,500 Jan-06 
60,700 Feb-06 
61,200 Mar-06 
59,000 Apr-06 
55,400 May-06 
54,700 Jun-06 
62,400 Jul-06 
65,700 Aug-06 
61,700 Sep-06 
58,500 Oct-06 
57,000 Nov-06 
60,000 Dec-06 
56,800 Jan-07 
66,900 Feb-07 
64,800 Mar-07 
64,100 Apr-07 
62,500 May-07 
61,900 Jun-07 
69,800 Jul-07 
75,000 Aug-07 
72,900 Sep-07 
72,400 Oct-07 
72,600 Nov-07 
73,000 Dec-07 
73,800 Jan-08 
78,200 Feb-08 
76,100 Mar-08 
80,800 Apr-08 
74,600 May-08 
82,900 Jun-08 
92,000 Jul-08 
99,500 Aug-08 
101,100 Sep-08 
99,500 Oct-08 
104,400 Nov-08 
107,900 Dec-08 
115,500 Jan-09 
130,300 Feb-09 
134,600 Mar-09 
140,700 Apr-09 
135,500 May-09 
142,400 Jun-09 
154,800 Jul-09 
160,100 Aug-09 
159,300 Sep-09 
157,800 Oct-09 
160,800 Nov-09 
159,000 Dec-09 
156,700 Jan-10 
170,300 Feb-10 
166,500 Mar-10 
170,000 Apr-10 
161,700 May-10 
158,600 Jun-10 
165,700 Jul-10 
172,500 Aug-10 
170,500 Sep-10 
165,400 Oct-10 
164,000 Nov-10 
166,900 Dec-10 
158,800 Jan-11 
165,200 Feb-11 
161,300 Mar-11 
160,400 Apr-11 
153,100 May-11 
154,000 Jun-11 
165,100 Jul-11 
168,300 Aug-11 
164,200 Sep-11 
158,900 Oct-11 
157,000 Nov-11 
150,900 Dec-11 
146,200 Jan-12 
150,900 Feb-12 
149,900 Mar-12 
148,200 Apr-12 
136,800 May-12 
139,500 Jun-12 
148,700 Jul-12 
153,400 Aug-12 
147,200 Sep-12 
136,500 Oct-12 
138,400 Nov-12 
133,200 Dec-12 
131,000 Jan-13 
138,000 Feb-13 
129,400 Mar-13 
124,600 Apr-13 
112,400 May-13 
108,600 Jun-13 
118,900 Jul-13 
126,100 Aug-13 
119,800 Sep-13 
112,700 Oct-13 
113,400 Nov-13 
110,200 Dec-13 
102,300 Jan-14 
111,800 Feb-14 
111,500 Mar-14 
110,700
Source: California Employment Development Department
Measured: Monthly
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