Employment's Been Weak for a While

Submitted by Rich Toscano on April 11, 2008 - 1:17pm

The latest Quarterly County Employment and Wages (QCEW) report came out this week. You may recall from a prior article on the topic that this employment survey is quite a bit more accurate than the monthly employment estimates, but that it is typically ignored because it lags by six months.

You may also recall that I advanced the theory earlier this year that the statistical adjustments employed by the agencies that put out these numbers were causing job growth to be overstated. Shortly after I wrote that article, this thesis was vindicated with the arrival of revised estimates showing that San Diego employment growth had indeed been much weaker than initially reported.

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