Millennials and Veterans Filling San Diego's Workforce: Study

The study compares San Diego to nine other metropolitan areas in the United States.

A recent study shows that the percentage of millennials and veterans in San Diego’s workforce ranks the highest among competing metropolitan cities.

Metro areas included in the study are Austin, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, Raleigh, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle.

The Business and Tax Climate Dashboard, produced by the San Diego Regional Chamber Foundation, looks at workforce demographics, taxes and fees, and the general business makeup of the San Diego area.

According to the study, 28.8 percent of San Diego’s workers are millennials and veterans make up 7.3 percent of the workforce compared to the metro average of 4.4 percent.

The study also found that San Diego has the lowest percentage of women in the workforce at 44 percent compared to the metro average of 46.2 percent. However, its percentage of woman-owned businesses ranks sixth at 46.2 percent.

The dashboard is part of the Regional Jobs Strategy launched earlier this year by the County of San Diego, City of San Diego and San Diego Association of Governments in efforts to encourage economic growth and create jobs for the entire Cali-Baja region.

The complete Business and Tax Climate Dashboard and appendix can be downloaded here.

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