The news has been pretty good on the San Diego job front this
year. Not great, or even close to it — but good.
Employment rose steadily in the year through June even when accounting
for the temporary effect of US Census jobs. Employment decreased
in July, but this is a seasonal effect that happens each year largely
as a result of school getting out. Despite the summer break for
educators, July saw employment in the “non-bubble” sectors of the
economy grow on a year-over-year basis for the first time since October 2008.
Last month, in contrast, was not so good. That is, according to
the estimates from the payroll survey conducted each month by
California’s Employee Development Department.
The graph below shows that San Diego employment is estimated to have
dropped by .2 percent between July and August:
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