San Diego’s fastest-growing jobs don’t need a college degree
San Diego County has, for the most part, recovered from the pandemic with more jobs than before it started and continued to grow despite high inflation and other pressures.
Like much of the nation, the local economy grew despite rising prices and increased borrowing costs.
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However, San Diego’s economic growth has been slower than many parts of the nation. It might have a low jobless rate, but that rate is still higher than most metropolitan areas. Complicating matters, labor force participation in California is much lower than most states.
The cost of living in San Diego has long outpaced many workers’ wages and the trend appears likely to continue.
California labor officials said most of the fastest-growing jobs in San Diego County are among the lowest paying. The region has some bright spots though: A tourism industry that has surged back to life and a growing biotech industry to name a few.