California’s Employment Development Department recently released its labor force data for March 2013. The report states that the unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 7.7% in March, down from a revised 8% in February. This is the first time in more than four years that San Diego County’s unemployment rate has dropped below 8%. With more than 8,300 San Diegans working this month over the last month, this is a good indicator that job growth is moving in the right direction. Although we are still on a road to recovery, the pace is beginning to pick up, which is a great sign for San Diegans.