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Shutdown will hit San Diego, already belted by sequestration

Military, including contracting, is 22% of local economy

Don Bauder, SAN DIEGO READER

Monday, September 30, 2013

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Already, sequestration has bitten into the San Diego economy. Adjusted for seasonal factors, San Diego's employment has been flat since March, Cunningham points out. Civilians employed by the military have been laid off, for example, and that ripples through the economy. Also, he believes that many employers have deliberately tried to keep their number of workers below the 30 threshold mandated by Obamacare.