Two Years in Job Losses

Submitted by Rich Toscano on March 23, 2010 - 6:17pm
Last week we looked at how San Diego's various employment sectors fared during the year 2009.   Let's now widen the view a bit and measure job losses (and gains, in a couple cases) for these same sectors since the start of the recession.

Conveniently, for the purpose of this analysis, the recession is designated to have officially begun in December 2007.  So we can compare San Diego employment on that date with that of December 2009 without having to worry about the seasonal issues that arise when comparing different calendar months.

The chart below shows the number of jobs lost or gained in San Diego's major employment sectors as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Employment Development Department:

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Submitted by greekfire on March 23, 2010 - 9:41pm.

Ouch!!! And these are the official gov't statistics, so it's safe to assume that the real-world stats are even worse.

Submitted by 4plexowner on March 25, 2010 - 7:29am.

isn't this the same chart as last week's article?

Submitted by 4plexowner on March 26, 2010 - 3:59am.

Rich, I think the only thing that got updated on the first chart is the title - the data is exactly the same as the chart from last week - the second chart does show changes as would be expected when looking at two years of data vs one

Submitted by Rich Toscano on March 26, 2010 - 6:41am.

Hi 4plex - Thanks for catching that, you are right, I uploaded the wrong chart for the raw jobs (though the percent chart was correct). It is fixed now, thanks.


Submitted by hasnain on April 3, 2010 - 7:16am.

Thanks for updating us buddy.

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