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Bay Area job growth bounced back in October (+ 7,600 seasonally adjusted) but year over year job growth continues to decline. At the same time unemployment rates in October fell to the lowest levels since …

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Most everyone has now read the stories about recent Bay Area job losses. It is true that job growth has slowed substantially over the past two years falling on a year over year basis by …

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Economic Institute President Micah Weinberg, Ph.D. and Hoover Institution research fellow Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D. co-authored an op-ed appearing on the New York Times September 19th, 2017. The piece titled “The Sanders Single-Payer Plan Is …

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Bay Area GDP Watch

The Bay Area led California and the nation with a real (inflation-adjusted) GDP gain of 5.2% in 2016, more than 3 times faster than the national growth rate. The Sacramento region rebounded from years of …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for July 2017. Here are the highlights.The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for July 2017. …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for June 2017. Here are the highlights: Job growth in the Bay Area rebounded in June. The region’s labor force fell over …

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Measuring the Economic Impact of Building a New Stadium in Oakland

Last Tuesday, Economic Institute Vice President Jeff Bellisario joined by Oakland Athletics’ President Dave Kaval discussed the findings of a new Institute report on the economic impact of building a new Stadium in Oakland. The …

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The Economic Imperative of Preserving Open Space in the Face of a Housing Crisis

This Monday, Economic Institute President Micah Weinberg discussed the importance of preserving open space in the Bay Area while addressing the housing challenges the region faces at Greenbelt Alliance’s board of director’s meeting. The conversation …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for May 2017. Here are the highlights: Job growth in the Bay Area and state has slowed since January… Unemployment and unemployment …

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Council Working to Connect Silicon Valley and the Heartland

Much of the political rhetoric of the 2016 Presidential campaign focused on the winners and losers of the nation’s economic transformation over the past several decades, painting global trade and rapid technological advancements as villains …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for March 2017. Here are the highlights. Job growth picked up in March led by gains in the Oakland metro area and …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for February 2017 and revisions for 2015 and 2016. Here are the highlights. Job growth slowed in the first two months of …

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