Research & Data
June 4, 2019
Our recent Priority Jobs report highlights 72 occupations that will continue to grow rapidly in the future, have many annual openings and provide an entry-level hourly wage high enough for individuals to be self-sufficient. While this list includes well-known occupations like school teachers, registered nurses and software developers, we wanted to highlight a few promising careers that most people probably aren’t as familiar with. Which ones get your imagination going?
March 29, 2019
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.
March 22, 2019
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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