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San Joaquin County Economy On the Rise
June 4, 2015
San Joaquin County continues its steady climb into prosperity, with employment growth getting ready to hit a 3 percent mark this year, beating a 2.3 percent projection.
A recent survey from the Center for Business and Policy Research, at University of the Pacific, forecasts positive growth despite concerns regarding the drought. The center’s director, Jeffrey Michael, stated that “Stockton certainly has outperformed our projections for 2015 so far.”
According to the Pacific forecast, most of these gains have come from non-farming jobs. The agricultural industry, however, has seen a .5 percent rise in employment, including an increase in pay for its workers. This marks the third year of growth, signaling a steady yearly trend.