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August 26, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget "bat night" and "cap night." In a sign of the times, it was Unemployment Night at the Padres baseball game here Tuesday. Some of the jobless had their friends drive them, because they no longer own automobiles. "Can't afford a car," James Ekern said. "Not when I'm unemployed." Robert Casey said going to a baseball game when you're unemployed is like "manna from heaven." He hasn't seen a game since losing his job as a sales representative for a uniform company here. "I don't go to movies.
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May 16, 1998 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Backed by the economy's relentless expansion, the number of working Californians reached a record high again in April as the state's jobless rate dipped to 5.9% from 6% the previous month, state officials said Friday. Local unemployment rates also edged lower in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego counties, the Employment Development Department said. The rate in Orange County, which is enjoying a surging job market, dropped to an exceptionally low 2.7% last month.
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NEWS
August 26, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget "bat night" and "cap night." In a sign of the times, it was Unemployment Night at the Padres baseball game here Tuesday. Some of the jobless had their friends drive them, because they no longer own automobiles. "Can't afford a car," James Ekern said. "Not when I'm unemployed." Robert Casey said going to a baseball game when you're unemployed is like "manna from heaven." He hasn't seen a game since losing his job as a sales representative for a uniform company here. "I don't go to movies.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1998 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Backed by the economy's relentless expansion, the number of working Californians reached a record high again in April as the state's jobless rate dipped to 5.9% from 6% the previous month, state officials said Friday. Local unemployment rates also edged lower in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego counties, the Employment Development Department said. The rate in Orange County, which is enjoying a surging job market, dropped to an exceptionally low 2.7% last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1992
Thanks to seasonal factors, San Diego County's unemployment rate eased to 7.6% in September, down from 7.9% in August. But the rate is still relatively high: the previous year, it was 6.1%. Total jobholders in the county totaled 949,600 in September, up slightly from 947,100 in August. The total of unemployed residents in the county declined to 91,500 in September from 97,000 the month before, according to the state Employment Development Department.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2000 | LISA GIRION, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite early signs of a slowing national economy, California's strong job growth pushed into October as the unemployment rate dippedto 4.7% and employers statewide added a hefty 39,500 jobs, state officials said Monday. Unemployment in Orange County edged down to 2.3%, near its historical low. That compared with 2.5% in September and 2.6% in October 1999. Retailers, services and government in the county all bulked up last month, although some of that may have reflected seasonal hiring.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1991 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
If the local economy is in a recovery mode, you wouldn't know it by the latest unemployment figures: San Diego County joblessness rose in June to 7.1%, the highest level here in more than seven years. The June jobless rate, a significant jump from May's 6.4% and the June, 1990, rate of 4.4%, is a symptom of an economic downturn that was exacerbated by the Persian Gulf War, observers said Monday. To place it in perspective, San Diego's unemployment in June was lower than the statewide 8.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1992 | KATHY McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For a few hours Monday, about 75 jobless people were treated to free hairstyling they hope will give them a competitive edge, whether their job searches take them to managerial interviews or fast-food restaurants. The free make-overs, most of them simple haircuts but some including color treatments and makeup advice, were provided all day at Angles Salon in the North County Fair shopping mall.
SPORTS
September 11, 2010
If they win it,will they come? The San Diego Padres may be leading the National League West in wins, but they're trailing 10 of the league's 15 other teams in attendance, averaging fewer than 26,000 fans at home despite playing in one of baseball's best ballparks. And they didn't even do that well in the 12 games that preceded this weekend's crucial four-game showdown with the second-place San Francisco Giants, drawing an average of 25,086 against Philadelphia, Colorado and the Dodgers.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1991 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
Economists who herald an imminent economic recovery obviously have not been talking to San Diego businessmen and women, who these days are heralding little but gloom and doom. In interviews Monday, a cross section of San Diego business leaders found little reason to hope that the current malaise will soon improve.
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