News & Success Stories

Recognized Partners across San Diego County are the driving force behind the strength, reach and impact of the Live Well San Diego vision. Read their inspiring success stories below.

Job Hunt Redefined: Approaching Unemployment as a Full-Time Venture

Making Connections, Finding Opportunities

Post Date:08/30/2023 11:49 AM

Author: Live Well San Diego Data Team


Unemployment data points to challenges faced by local communities, particularly in economic downturns. According to the Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate in San Diego County was 4% in June 2023 and the rate for California was 4.9% during the same period. The unemployment rate has significantly improved as the Live Well San Diego Unemployment Indicator was 7.3% during 2021. Thus, significant progress has been made by local organizations and agencies in San Diego County. 

Beyond the Graphs: Unemployment Data and Growth Industries

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics highlights the decade’s next fastest growing occupations, with healthcare workers, renewable energy technicians, and service industry workers shaping the employment field.

Thriving through Unemployment: The Importance of Emotional Self-Care

Unemployment can result from various factors and can significantly affect one's emotional well-being—acknowledging these emotional challenges and seeking support through professional counselors or family and friends is essential for maintaining a positive outlook during this challenging period. A support group can lighten the burden and pave the way for valuable insights and perspectives.


Networking for Success: Unleashing the Power of Workshops and Job Fairs

Job fairs and networking events offer an opportunity to connect with potential employers, explore new career paths, and access valuable career resources. Attendees can learn about participating companies to help tailor a better-targeted job search.

From Unemployment to Empowerment: Embracing Job Search as Your Full-Time Venture

Embracing a job search as a full-time venture can turn a challenging period into a journey of growth, resilience, and self-discovery. Believe in yourself and your abilities, knowing that the right opportunity will come your way with perseverance and determination.

Self-Reflection and Goal Setting:

  • Reflect on your skills, passions, and career aspirations and set achievable goals. Define the kind of work that aligns with your values, interests, and expertise.

Leveraging the Power of Professional Networks:

  • Attend industry events, job fairs, and workshops to connect with like-minded individuals. Reach out to former colleagues, mentors, and friends and seek potential referrals.

Staying Organized and Disciplined:

  • Update online profiles (e.g., LinkedIn) and keep a record of submitted job applications and follow-ups. Stay committed to the plan, even when the going gets tough.

Recognized Partner – San Diego Workforce Partnership

The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity and employment opportunities in San Diego County. SDWP provides a range of services and assistance programs to help San Diego residents find employment and improve their job prospects by operating career centers, training and education, and job placement services to understand the workforce's needs.

Visit the San Diego Workforce Partnership to learn about their services, upcoming events, and workshops.

Indicator Series: Unemployment Rate

The Top 10 Live Well San Diego Indicators define what it means to live well in San Diego. Measured across the lifespan among all residents, the indicators capture the collective impact of programs, services and interventions provided by government and community partners striving to improve quality of life so that all San Diego County residents can be healthy, safe, and thriving.

The Unemployment Rate Indicator measures the percent of the total civilian labor force that is unemployed. Efforts by the community and Live Well San Diego partners have been moving this indicator in the right direction by combining efforts and resources to create a holistic and sustainable approach to reduce unemployment rates, empower individuals, and strengthen the local economy.

Connect with San Diego County's Professional Growth Pioneers

If you are interested on discovering further information available in San Diego County, explore the following institutions that are committed to creating avenues for professional growth:

Getting San Diego Data is Easy!

To access Employment Development Department data, visit the Unemployment Benefits Data website. Additionally, you can find more data at our County of San Diego Data Portal website.

Our open data program encourages the use of public data that the County of San Diego has published to spark innovation, promote public collaboration, increase government transparency, and inform decision making.

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The Live Well San Diego Team specialists who publish data news stories are dedicated public health professionals. For more news stories, please refer to our department website.

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