Six categories (manufacturing; information; professional and business services; leisure and hospitality; other services; and government) added jobs over the month, gaining 46,200 jobs.
San Diego County's unemployment rate dropped slightly in May.
The California Employment Development Department reports the county's jobless rate fell from 10.4 percent in April, down to 10 percent in May, the
The numbers show the county has 157,000 residents looking for work, out of a total labor force of 1.57 million.
Statewide unemployment is slightly lower at 12.4 percent, down from 12.5 percent.
San Diego County is faring better than it neighbors to the east; Imperial County has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 27.5 percent.
Overall, California had 2.2 million people out of work in May. The EDD said only 70,439 people applied for unemployment benefits in May 2010, compared to 67,579 in May of last year.