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Kelly Cunningham

Cunningham is a senior fellow and economist at the National University System Institute for Policy Research.

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The most recent government numbers indicate that job losses in San Diego have reached historic proportions. This past January, our unemployment rate spiked to 8.6 percent, reaching the highest point in our last severe recession during the early 1990s. With more regional workers expected to receive pink slips and severance packages in the foreseeable future, the business community and government leaders should take a sober look at the challenges ahead on the road to economic recovery.

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