Key takeaway: Year-over-year job growth hit the highest mark of the year, due to significant hiring by industrial and government users. After an unexpected increase in state and local government jobs in July, the trend sustained in August leading to a total of 8,400 (+3.6%) net new government jobs year over year . Construction and manufacturing job growth accelerated to 5,700 (+6.6%) and 4,000 (+3.5%) new jobs, respectively. Overall, San Diego employers added 27,400 jobs (+1.8%) year over year, which also included large contributions from tech and health care.