Let’s talk politics — it’s going to be a long weekend anyway.
Yesterday Mitt Romney secured the Republican presidential nomination in Tampa, five years after announcing his first bid in 2007. President Obama is almost guaranteed California — Californians have voted Democratic since 1992 — but this year’s election should be exciting. The presidential candidates are still vying for key swing states like Florida and Ohio. Keep an eye out for our in-depth election coverage.
In other exciting news, The New York Times reported today that “low paying jobs” — those paying between $7.69 and $13.83 an hour — accounted for half of all job growth between 2010 and 2012. The industries to thank: retail and food and employment services. So while the jobs deficit still looms — San Francisco faces a 7.6 percent unemployment rate — it’s great to hear that the services sector, a stronghold in the city, is thriving.