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Remember the Economy of September 2006?

City Lights News

Don Bauder, SAN DIEGO READER

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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San Diego County had 1.3 million nonfarm jobs then, and 93,700 of them were in construction, 103,900 in manufacturing, and 147,300 in retail trade, which was booming. Consumer spending, as measured by taxable sales, rose 2.5 percent in 2006, although that was down from 5 percent in 2005 and an amazing 8.8 percent in 2004. Retail sales in the county peaked at $47.8 billion in 2006, according to a recent study by Kelly Cunningham of the National University System Institute for Policy Research.