Dorian Hargrove 7:30 a.m., July 28
Private-Sector Wages Are Up In San Diego
In a time when jobs reports are always accompanied with adjectives like dismal and dreary, there is some good news, if you look hard enough.
A recent job index from PayScale found that San Diego has the ninth fastest growing private-sector wages in the country. Wages have increased by .4 percent since the fourth-quarter of 2011.
San Diego finished ahead of Baltimore and just behind Philadelphia, Boston, New York City. Riverside was the only other city in California to make the list with a 1 percent increase. Houston topped the list with a 1.4 percent rise in private-sector wages.
According to the report, wages have surpassed levels seen in the fourth quarter of 2008.
The index factors changes in private-sector jobs and not salary increases from promotions or experience-based pay raises says PayScale Analytics Manager Katie Bardaro.
The index shows some progress when it comes to jobs, however doesn't do much for the 8.8 percent without a job in San Diego County.
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