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13 years ago

I have noticed the total
I have noticed the total number of technical jobs posted on Dice has increased from a low last year of around 50,000 to 67,000 today. Many of these positions are contract in nature, but that is where it all begins.

13 years ago
Reply to  GH

I’ve posted about a tech
I’ve posted about a tech friend of mine who was out of work for most of last year. She’s back to work, finally. She’s hoping this gig lasts… it’s contract work, and there are no guarantees.

On the other hand – hubbies hours are dropping to close to zero again. (He was 100% unemployed for part of last year – then rehired part time in the fall.) Commercial architecture (building, not software) continues to be a crappy place to be right now.

So my personal observations is that it’s a mixed bag right now – some good/some bad.

13 years ago

Any ideas why these two
Any ideas why these two surveys differ so drastically from the San Diego unemployment rate?

For example, in 2008 the local unemployment rate went up from the 6’s to 9-10%. According to the employer surveys most of the significant job losses didn’t occur until (and throughout) 2009.

I would assume that the unemployment rate would slightly lag actual jobs, rather than lead by a huge margin. Perhaps this disparity is caused by the way each set of data is seasonally adjusted?

13 years ago
Reply to  Rich Toscano

My bad. I misread an article
My bad. I misread an article yesterday leading me to believe that unemployment surged earlier in San Diego.

Thanks Rich!