Thursday, May 14, 2009

The jobs-water connection

You know the commonly accepted idea that the California drought has led to a spike in unemployed agricultural workers?

It doesn't hold water.

According to an analysis of state jobs data by Jeff Michael, the head of the University of the Pacific Business Forecasting Center, the three-year drought and a decrease in the water pumped south from the Delta have not led to a corresponding drop in employment.

Read his analysis for yourself, here.

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