Research & Data
June 18, 2021
Job analysts assess region’s potential for full reopening. San Diego’s labor market showed some signs of further progress in May, but some of the numbers were disappointing as the region waited for its ability to fully reopen on June 15.
May 21, 2021
San Diego’s labor market saw some further improvement in April as the region jumped two tiers from the prior month in California’s reopening process. Payroll numbers advanced moderately, but the jobless rate inched slightly higher after adjusting for seasonal trends. In a month when more people sat on the sidelines, companies scrambled to find workers.
April 16, 2021
San Diego’s labor market saw further improvement in early March at a time when many businesses were still under lock-down orders. Payroll jobs increased and the jobless rate fell, although below the surface, conditions were not as bright. More importantly, as of mid-April, the job market is now poised for much better days ahead.
March 26, 2021
San Diego’s labor market scored a solid win in February as companies added workers to their payrolls and the jobless rate fell. This followed two months of disappointing performance and suggests that the region will now continue to move forward.
March 12, 2021
San Diego’s job market continued to reflect the ravages of COVID-19 in January as infection rates soared and widespread lockdowns caused layoffs. Fortunately, the worst should now be fading as vaccination spreads throughout the county.
February 4, 2021
Service-sector businesses and their workers can benefit from more predictable and stable work schedules. The San Diego Workforce Partnership is working with businesses to develop innovative scheduling strategies because we believe stable schedules serve the “double bottom line”—both increasing profits (primarily through savings on turnover and absenteeism) and increasing workers’ quality of life.
January 22, 2021
San Diego’s job market ended 2020 on a somber note as soaring Covid-19 infection rates shuttered many restaurants, entertainment venues, hotels, and other businesses. Overall payrolls fell in the region for the first time since July and the jobless rate lurched higher.
December 18, 2020
San Diego’s job market at the surface appeared strong in November, but deeper analysis reveals red flags. The jobless rate fell primarily due to a drop in the labor force and much of the job advance was seasonal.
November 20, 2020
San Diego’s jobs market displayed further steps towards recovery in October as companies recalled workers and stepped up hiring. Even as many people returned to the workforce or looked for jobs, the unemployment rate fell from September’s 9.0% to 7.7%, seasonally
October 16, 2020
San Diego’s jobs recovery continued in September, but many companies and individuals continue to struggle with the ravages of the pandemic. The region added jobs but at half the pace seen in August. Unemployment fell, but the jobless rate is