Many of the jobs that disappeared during the recession could only have existed in the presence of a huge housing bubble.  That’s why those jobs have accounted for virtually all of San Diego’s employment losses since the bubble started to burst — and why those jobs won’t be coming back.

The answer lies in wages, in particular the affordability gap
between what a job pays and what it costs to live in San Diego.

What all the candidates running for the city’s top office would
do to fight the 10.5 percent local unemployment rate.