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In November, San Diego County’s unemployment rate saw another month of stability at 4.8 percent, lower than the state’s 5.6 percent rate but higher than the national 4.5 percent rate, according to data released today by the state’s Education Development Department.

Job growth in the county year-over-year was 13,300 jobs, a 1 percent increase. Leisure and hospitality, education and health sectors added the most jobs. Construction lost 5,500 jobs, while financial activities lost 900 over the year.

From October to November, the county added 5,400 jobs.

Statewide job growth in that period was an anemic 900 jobs.

From an L.A. Times report today:

As if on cue, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger followed his administration’s release of the monthly job figures with an announcement that he was calling lawmakers into a special session in early January to deal with a “fiscal emergency.” The state faces a $3.3-billion deficit in the current spending plan and must fill a hole of more than $10 billion in the budget that takes effect July 1.

KELLY BENNETT

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