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SD middle class vanishing

Middle-wage jobs in San Diego depart, and wages drop, more rapidly than in state or nation.

Don Bauder, SAN DIEGO READER

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Middle-wage job and income losses were deeper in San Diego than in California and the nation. Between 2007 and 2011, middle-wage occupations in San Diego dropped by 15.2%, versus 13.2% in California and 8.3% in the nation. Inflation-adjusted middle-wage earnings dropped 16.8% in San Diego, 12.3% in California and 7.7% in the nation. The conclusion is clear: the middle class is disappearing more rapidly in San Diego County than elsewhere.