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The county's unemployment rate dropped to 8.4% in September from 9% in August, according to the state Employment Development Department. However, the county gained only 200 jobs in the month. The big gainer was local government, up 4,100 jobs, but that reflected a seasonal gain in education jobs. Between September 2011 and September 2012, jobs rose 28,000.

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:25 a.m.

The ONLY jobs this region produces, or 90%+, are low paying low tax base service sector jobs.

San Diego USED to produce the "Patriot Missile" and a million other high dollar, high tax base products. Now it is hotel maid and janitor jobs.


Don Bauder Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m.

SP: More than 10% of jobs are in high tech, such as biotech and telecom, where salaries are twice the local average. Best, Don Bauder


SurfPuppy619 Oct. 20, 2012 @ 7:40 p.m.

I question if even 10% are high tech....I guess it is possible, but not probable IMO. Take out way over price public sector jobs and the number drops exponentially.


Don Bauder Oct. 20, 2012 @ 8:40 p.m.

As we have discussed many times, there are lots of overpaid people in the public sector; in particular, many public retirement benefits are excessively generous. But the horrifyingly egregious abuses are in CEO, COO, and CFO jobs at private sector companies. Best, Don Bauder


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