Here are the major findings from new research on youth disconnection in San Diego County

March 29, 2019

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Maya Angelou once wrote, “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” About four years ago, youth development leaders in San Diego County learned a shocking statistic that there were 53,000 16–24-year-olds in the region that were neither working nor in school. From there, a fantasy turned into a vision, then a goal and a mission—to cut the rate and halve the gap of youth disconnection in San Diego by 2020.

Labor Market Trends

March 22, 2019

Manpower labor market trends

The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (January 2019) shows an increase in the civilian labor force and unemployment. Interact with this page for more information.

Five surprising takeaways from new data on youth disconnection in San Diego County

March 16, 2018

SDWP COO Andy Hall joined Measure of America Co-Director Kristen Lewis for a webinar that unveiled the latest numbers on the state of opportunity youth—young adults ages 16–24 who are not in school and not working—in San Diego County. The data is part of a collaboration between SDWP and Measure of America to assess youth disconnection, set goals and track progress in the San Diego region. Read on for surprising takeaways from the data.

The building blocks to a stronger San Diego workforce

January 19, 2018

Along with the new year comes a new economic forecast for San Diego County. On January 18, a panel of experts gathered to discuss the future of the economy, urban development, aging population and the region’s growing Blue Economy at

San Diego unemployment stays at 3.3% in December; down 3,000 jobs

January 19, 2018

The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (November 2017 to December 2017) shows an decrease in the civilian labor force and employment and a decrease in the unemployment rate.1 Unemployment The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported no change in San

Despite falling veteran unemployment rates, challenges persist in transition to civilian workforce

January 4, 2018

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), the national veteran unemployment rate is currently 3.8 percent, the lowest December veteran unemployment rate in over a decade. Additionally, Gulf War II-era veterans (those who served

San Diego unemployment decreases to 3.3% in November; up 12,100 jobs

December 22, 2017

The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (October 2017 to November 2017) shows increases in the civilian labor force and employment and a decrease in the unemployment rate.1 Unemployment The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported a decrease in San Diego’s

San Diego’s job growth in the past 10 years

September 1, 2017

San Diego’s economic recovery since the Great Recession has been a story of resiliency, supported by a diverse set of economic contributors and driven by technological advances in the workforce. During the Great Recession, the region’s unemployment rate climbed from