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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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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 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 …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area job growth slowed in June and the regional labor force increased by just 5,000 over the past 12 months, far short of what is needed to support future job growth. In June 2018, …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area job growth continued in May. In May 2018 year over year job growth remained near recent levels with +82,600 (2.1%) and the number of deals for additional office space continued strong. Low unemployment …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Bay Area job growth rebounded sharply in April reversing slower growth in the first three months of 2018. By April 2018 year over year job growth rebounded to 89,100 (2.3%) and the number of deals …

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Institute Vice President Jeff Bellisario Speaks on High Speed Rail to Fresno

Economic Institute Vice President Jeff Bellisario spoke with Mike Colgan of KCBS on May 1 about the exciting future of a high speed rail connection between Fresno and the Bay Area. Reducing the commute time …