Employment Grows in One Sense, Shrinks in Another

Submitted by Rich Toscano on November 23, 2010 - 7:31pm
The number of people employed in San Diego County increased half a percent between September and October, according to the Employment Development Department's latest estimates:



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Submitted by sdduuuude on November 24, 2010 - 9:57pm.

I know it is childish, but the only comment that comes to mind is "Big whoop"

Submitted by Rich Toscano on November 24, 2010 - 10:27pm.

sdduuuude wrote:
I know it is childish, but the only comment that comes to mind is "Big whoop"

I'm not following...

Submitted by jpinpb on November 27, 2010 - 9:13am.

I would think there will be more temporary jobs for the holiday season, then come January, less jobs.

Submitted by Rich Toscano on November 27, 2010 - 9:32am.

jpinpb wrote:
I would think there will be more temporary jobs for the holiday season, then come January, less jobs.

Yes, that's exactly how it is. Seasonally adjusting backs out the effect of temporary holiday workers.

Submitted by FormerSanDiegan on November 29, 2010 - 10:59am.

sdduuuude wrote:
I know it is childish, but the only comment that comes to mind is "Big whoop"

I'm thinkin that it is a big whoop to each of those 6000 people who became employed in October. I'm sure they are thankful.

Submitted by sdduuuude on December 3, 2010 - 10:50am.

Some data points are just more exiting and more telling than others. Effectively zero year-over-year change is just not that exciting. Don't take it personally.

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