The unemployment rate in San Diego County continues to go up.
The jobless rate rose to 11 percent in January, according to the California Employment Development Department. That's up from 10.3 percent in December and 8.4 percent in January 2009.
California's jobless rate is 13.2 percent; nationally it's 10.6 percent. The West had the highest unemployment rate of any region, at 10.8 percent.
San Diego lost more than 17,000 jobs in January, most of them in the service industry, according to state officials.
The numbers don't include people who have given up on finding jobs. It also should be noted it is not affected by the number of people who are eligible for, or have run out of unemployment benefits.