National University System Institute for Policy Research

San Diego's 2014 economy looking so-so
SAN DIEGO READER, December 31, 2013 - Whither the San Diego economy this year? "I cannot anticipate much growth," says Kelly Cunningham, economist for the National University System Institute for Policy Research. Continue reading »
Local wages saw faster rise than others
U-T SAN DIEGO, December 19, 2013 - Wages grew faster in San Diego County than in any of the other top 10 U.S. metropolitan markets during this year's second quarter. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday released a ranking of wage and job growth in the nation's 334 largest counties. It showed that San Diego's average weekly pay grew 4 percent to $1,031 per week, which was also 10 times faster than both Orange and Los Angeles counties. It also was nearly double the U.S. rate of 2.1 percent pay increases to $921 per week. Continue reading »
Business confidence rebounds, says Chamber of Commerce
KUSI, December 16, 2013 - "Businesses are a little more optimistic than they have been over the past several months," says Sanders, "and that's probably because the federal situation has died down." Continue reading »
Inside the Plan to Fix San Diego's Hourglass Economy
VOICE OF SAN DIEGO, December 16, 2013 - San Diego suffers from an hourglass economy. That is, its employment base includes a few high-wage workers at the top, and a lot of low-wage workers at the bottom, and not too many middle-income workers in between. It's one of the regional economy's most persistent issues, and solving it is at the heart of what could soon be the city's first economic development strategy in a decade. Continue reading »
U-T SAN DIEGO, December 13, 2013 - Shame on the Southwestern College Governing Board for kowtowing to labor and sticking it to taxpayers. Continue reading »

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