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San Diego's average income rises 3.7%

But that's because low-wage workers are dropping out of the mix


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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“This recession has hit all industries, but in terms of sheer numbers, retail, construction and service jobs have been hardest hit, and those typically have lower or moderate wages,” said Kelly Cunningham, economist with National University’s Institute for Policy Research. “There haven’t been nearly the amount of technology-related jobs that have been lost, and those typically come with higher pay. But that hasn’t been calculated into the average.”