Research & Data Overview

A Vital Source of Information on the Region’s Labor Market


SDWP’s Research Department analyzes workforce trends, in-demand jobs, and high-growth industries in San Diego.

The Research Department annually produces Industry Reports that focus on key workforce issues throughout San Diego County, such as employers’ workforce needs, wages and salaries, occupational projections and various employment statistics. This labor market information informs job seekers, career counselors, trainers and educators about what employers are looking for in the current and future labor force.

In an effort to foster more regional collaboration in developing the workforce, our Research Department has received contribution from and collaborated with various regional organizations, including the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association (SDICCCA), the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, University of California — San Diego Extension, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the East County Economic Development Council, to name a few. 

For more information on what research is being conducted this year, contact