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Pension Woes: Not Just San Diego

Don Bauder, SAN DIEGO READER

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Although San Diego’s government employees are less unionized than those elsewhere in the state, government plays a bigger role in the local economy. Government is 17 percent of the San Diego economy, compared with 13 percent nationally and 12 percent in California, says Kelly Cunningham, economist for the National University System Institute for Policy Research.