Bob Moore’s ElPasoMatters twitter feed features the kind of feel good stories we love here at El Chuqueño. Here’s the first of a series of tweets he started on 5 September.
New data this week from @BLS_gov show more deeply disturbing trends for El Paso. The county’s job growth the last 5 years has been concentrated in sectors where the average wage is less than $500 a week. About two-thirds of El Paso’s job growth between Q1 2014 and Q1 2019 was in sectors where the average weekly wage was below the 2014 countywide average of $690 a week, according to the data. That average wage was one of the lowest among U.S. urban counties.
Of course, you won’t hear that
on the Good Ship Lollipop from the City of El Paso. As far as they’re concerned, everything is hunky dory.
All the people doing the yakking on behalf of the City have jobs, and some are running for reelection.