A Time for Thanksgiving

By: Dr. Lynn Reaser

This time of year reminds us all of the many things we have to be thankful for. Although it is
common to bemoan our economic fate, even there, we have much to be grateful for.
This is exemplified by one of the issues that has concerned us perhaps the most—jobs.
Job growth has picked up significantly across the nation, in California, and in San Diego. While
some of these jobs are part-time, fewer than 5.0% of Americans employed today are working
part-time because they cannot find full-time positions. In San Diego County, almost every
industry is adding workers, led in percentage terms by construction. The addition of more jobs is
a sign of business confidence and will be a driver of consumer confidence.
Special thanks goes to the innovators who are creating new products, services, and markets
that will create even more jobs going forward even as they disrupt others. California and San
Diego lead the world in technological creativity and for that we should be particularly grateful.


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