Another month, and still no real evidence of the devastation of farm jobs the water contractors tell us is already happening. There will be significant job losses later this year, but what do things look like so far.
Over the past 12 months in Fresno County (location of Mendota, the farm community water contractors are always profiling) non-farm jobs are down by 5,300, whereas farm jobs actually increased by 1200 (3%). In fact, over the past year, farm jobs were the fastest growing of the 11 main economic sectors in Fresno County. That's right, farm jobs are growing faster than health care.