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San Diego to add jobs in 2012, but needs more

Fastest growth in six years is not fast enough to quickly revive economy


Thursday, December 15, 2011

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"Employment gains will be nearly matched by increases in the total labor force," wrote economist Kelly Cunningham, who compiled the forecast. "San Diego will continue to see challenges in the kinds of jobs being created and the wages that San Diegans receive. Middle-skilled jobs that once formed the broad-based middle class are disappearing."
Cunningham said that although a number of jobs are being created for highly skilled workers, notably in science, engineering and management, "most jobs being added are relatively low-skilled and low-paid that cannot be replaced by machines or easily sent overseas, such as home nursing and property maintenance."