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SAN DIEGO-Political uncertainty and all, San Diego County’s economy continues to hold strong with unemployment here on the decline.The region has recorded an unemployment rate of 4.3% for the month of August, according to a report released today by the California Employment Development Department. The figure marks a slight improvement from July of this year, when the region’s unemployment level was at 4.7%. August’s unemployment rate is also more than two percentage points lower than the statewide average, which the EDD has reported as 6.5%.

According to the EDD, San Diego’s August labor force consisted of 1,497,400 people. Out of that labor force, 1,432,600 workers were employed while 64,800 others were out of work..

In terms of unemployment, the EDD has ranked San Diego County as number eight out of 58 regions statewide. This means that only seven other counties had higher levels of employment than San Diego for the month of August.

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