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Immigrants drive CA's higher growth rate

Slowly improving economy attracting growth, officials say

Chris Nichols, U-T SAN DIEGO

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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California’s high housing costs and relative scarcity of jobs continue to drive that outward flow of domestic migration, said Kelly Cunningham, a San Diego-based economist at the National University System’s Institute for Policy Research. Cunningham said the exception is in the San Francisco Bay Area, where a resurgence of technology jobs is drawing workers to California from across the country.