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Local wages saw faster rise than others

But that doesn't mean local economy was great in 2nd quarter

Jonathan Horn, U-T SAN DIEGO

Thursday, December 19, 2013

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The county’s job growth matched the national average of 1.6 percent, around half of what economists would consider solid. The wage increases benefited those with in-demand skills while others lost their jobs, likely boosting the average, said Kelly Cunningham, economist at the National University System Institute for Policy Research.
“It’s the high enders that are bringing up the average, but when you drill into it, it’s that certain areas are doing much better,” he said.