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San Joaquin County Among Top 20 Percent of Counties in Nation for Both Job and Wage Growth
March 26, 2016
This year promises to be a year of rapid employment gains for San Joaquin County. The news for job and wage growth out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics is good news for the county.
As reported in the Stockton Record, “The Bureau of Labor Statistics said the county’s 4.2 percent job growth ranked 22nd among the nation’s 342 largest counties and a gain of 4 percent in average weekly wages (to $834/week) made it No. 44 of those counties.”
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research at University of the Pacific, is quoted in the article as saying said San Joaquin County was among the top 20 percent of all counties in the nation for both job and wage growth.