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The highlights: • Bay Area job growth continued in February led by gains in the San Francisco and San Jose metro areas. • Strong labor force growth supported the job gains as more residents returned …

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The highlights: • Bay Area job growth surged in January led by tech and supported by strong labor force growth. • The surge in labor force growth was the result of higher participation rates from …

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Is a looming recession about to hit? That question was on the top of everyone’s mind on February 8th as the Bay Area Council Economic Institute convened top public and private sector leaders to give …

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Bay Area-Sacramento Ties Strengthen California Economy

The Bay Area and Sacramento have much to gain from building stronger economic ties that can benefit both regions and the state overall. That was among the key messages Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area job growth surged in December supported by strong labor force growth and continuing low unemployment rates. The surge in labor force growth was the result of higher participation rates from existing residents. Population …

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Bay Area Population Growth is Slowing

The California Department of Finance released new county population estimates in December 2018 and they show a steady slowdown in the level of regional population growth. The main determinants of the slowdown are declines in …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area job growth surged in November supported by strong labor force growth and continuing low unemployment rates. The surge in labor force growth was the result of higher participation rates from existing residents. Population …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area year over year job growth slowed in October though the region continued to add jobs at a faster pace than the state and nation. Unemployment levels and rates remain low but did not …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Napa and Sonoma rebuilds lead in the rise of building permits Bay Area job growth accelerated in the past three months and unemployment levels and rates fell sharply compared to a year earlier. More good …

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The consequences of ‘America First’ — a poorer, less secure U.S.

Sean Randolph, Senior Director of The Bay Area Council Economic Institute, recently published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle outlining the dangers America will face moving forward if it continues to alienate its global …

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Bay Area GDP Surges in 2017, Now World’s 18th Largest Economy

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released metro area GDP estimates for 2017 on September 18, 2018. These estimates show very strong Bay Area growth in 2017, far outpacing the state and nation. Led by the …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area job growth accelerated in July and August and unemployment levels and rates fell sharply compared to a year earlier. More good news came in rising residential building permits and strong GDP growth, which …