Mike Boswell tweets this morning that this is “good information for a @kdrum post”:
San Diego Restaurant Recession – 6-Mo. Loss of 4,700 food jobs from Sept. 2016-Mar. 2017 matches misfortune detriment on record during Great Recession pic.twitter.com/U8lbwdQtHg
— Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) April 25, 2017
That is peculiar, isn’t it? Why did food use practice in San Diego plunge starting in October? we poked around a bit, and didn’t come adult with anything. However, a answer is supposed to be “because they lifted their smallest wage,” so we took a demeanour during that. But it doesn’t unequivocally fit. In Jul 2016 San Diego lifted a smallest salary to 50 cents some-more than a state minimum. That’s a flattering small boost to have such a poignant effect, and for 3 months it didn’t have any effect. Food use practice didn’t spin around until October. So afterwards we took a demeanour during Seattle and San Francisco, dual other West Coast cities that have lifted their smallest salary recently. Here’s what food use practice looks like in all 3 places:
I dunno. San Francisco and Seattle lifted their smallest salary extremely some-more than San Diego, and their food use practice has been fine. Combine that with a small distance of a San Diego boost and a 3-month loiter before anything happened, and a smallest salary speculation seems a small iffy.
But zero else comes to mind either. Could it be due to an outflow of undocumented workers following Donald Trump’s election? Something else singular to San Diego?