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Is SD over the hump on unemployment?

Roger Showley, U-T SAN DIEGO

Friday, April 11, 2014

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Kelly Cunningham, National University System
Answer: NO

Actually it depends. Some jobs in science and technical endeavors remain unfilled because qualified workers are not available. Otherwise, job seekers far outnumber available positions. Only by reassigning self-employed social service providers as healthcare workers have San Diego’s total payroll jobs exceeded prerecession levels. Weak economic expansion continues to result in stagnant job growth. Undergirding health care mandates, overbearing financial requirements and restrictive tax regulations relegate us to lackluster business development and expansion. Furthermore, many jobs are morphing into lower-wage, part-time work, which is one of the primary reasons average wages across San Diego and elsewhere have continuously fallen the past four years.