Monthly Report – September 2021

A note from Mark Cafferty

San Diego’s healthcare workforce accounts for 13 percent of all jobs within the local economy. These more than 186,000 jobs touch the lives of every San Diegan, every day. This has never been more evident than over the last 18 months.

When the pandemic started, I remember hearing my neighbors out in the streets cheering nightly for our healthcare workers. San Diegans jumped into motion to drop off food and other gifts for personnel putting their lives on the line to treat patients across the region’s hospitals. Yet over the last several months, finding anyone acknowledging the contributions and commitments of our healthcare workforce has been much harder to come by. The conversations in the streets outside my home and on my social media feeds have moved on to other issues and topics. Yet the stresses, challenges, frustrations, and weight that we have placed on the shoulders of our healthcare workforce have only grown.

Read Mark’s full update

By the Numbers

  • 6.9% San Diego County unemployment rate
  • 201 businesses assisted year-to-date
  • 9.3K jobs impacted year-to-date
  • 17.7K increase in Q2 employment

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