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Slower Job Growth in April and Some Good News in the Report May 23, 2022 TThe Bay Area added 11,500 payroll jobs in April down from 15,500 in March and 24,100 in February. Job growth …

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Slower Job Growth in March and Some Good News in the Report February 19, 2022 The Bay Area added 13,100 payroll jobs in March down from 22,100 in February but is still outpacing the nation …

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What is SB288? The purpose of SB288 (Wiener) is to reduce the time and cost of delivering sustainable transportation projects across California by exempting certain projects from CEQA that are in the public right of …

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Bay Area Bridge Crossings Monthly Tracker

April 2022 update: Weekday bridge traffic recovery still 3x higher than weekday public transit ridership recovery An analysis of data from the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges shows traffic at 83 percent of pre-pandemic …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area Economy Continues Recovery but Still Lags the Nation March 31, 2022 The Bay Area added 24,500 jobs in February and outpaced the nation in job growth over the past 12 months but still …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area Economic Growth Estimates for 2021 Revised Upwards March 21, 2022 Bay Area job growth in 2021 was revised upward in annual revisions released in March 2022 by EDD. At the same time, unemployment …

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China’s Companies Fall in Line

March 21, 2022 In 2020, China began to crackdown on technology companies through regulations and politics. Now in 2022, China’s massive tech sector collectively and publicly fell in line with China’s government and the Communist …

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End of 2021 marks a steady year of job growth, though regional recovery still lagging

New data for December 2021 show modest gains in employment for the Bay Area, California, and nation overall, ending a year of slow but steady job growth. While the first half of 2021 was marked …

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Webinar: China’s Greater Bay Area and Ours: Can We Collaborate

China is rapidly connecting Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in Guangdong Province into a regional finance, technology, manufacturing and tourism hub of 86 million people. Over the next decade, this Greater Bay Area (GBA) …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Some Good News After Large Job Losses in 2020 January 6, 2021 Bay Area job losses in 2020 were a larger percent than in the state and nation. But in 2021 Bay Area and state …

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San Francisco’s labor force one of the slowest to recover among large US metro areas

As of November 2021, San Francisco’s labor force – defined as those employed or looking for work – is still down 78,000, or 3% from pre-pandemic levels. Our region’s recovery remains one of the slowest …

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Viewpoint: Why the Bay Area’s Innovation Connection to Israel is so Tight

December 9, 2021 Unique economic ties link the Bay Area and California with Israel. For a nation of only 9.3 million people, Israel has an extraordinary record of generating technology and startups. Its role as …