Todd Gloria’s pledge to live on minimum wage for a week is part of a fine tradition of politicians roughing it to drum up buzz for their respective causes. Here’s a look at some local examples over the years.
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.
Employment is estimated to have dropped in January but recovered somewhat in February. For now the seems to be up, but we remain well short of pre-recession employment.
The answer lies in wages, in particular the affordability gap
between what a job pays and what it costs to live in San Diego.
Employment improved in November, clocking the fastest
year-over-year growth rate since the pre-recession days.
With so many people out of work, perhaps they could be put to
work cleaning up.
What all the candidates running for the city’s top office would
do to fight the 10.5 percent local unemployment rate.
When you look past the seasonal patterns, July was a good month
for San Diego employment.
This edition looks at a councilman’s mistake and how the
unemployment rate in National City soared in recent years.
“We’re already at what, 12 percent unemployment statewide? A lot of
our areas are well over 20 percent,” National City Mayor Ron
Morrison said Jan. 12 on the KPBS program These Days.