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Sean Randolph, Senior Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, appeared as a guest on KQED Forum on February 15. He spoke with host Michael Krasny and fellow guest Randy Rentschler, Director of Legislation …

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The Bay Area Council Economic Institute held its 11th Annual Economic Forecast on Friday, January 19 at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The conference brought together top leaders in the public and private …

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Bay Area Job Watch

December was a solid month for the regional economy with continuing good news on the housing front. Bay Area job growth in December kept the year over year growth comparisons steady after a long series …

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Bay Area Job Watch

November was a strong month for the regional economy and the past two months have seen a number of major housing proposals move forward. Bay Area job growth in November pushed the year over year …

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11th Annual Economic Forecast Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 101 Market Street Friday, January 19, 2018 8:00am – 11:00am What is the economic outlook for the Bay Area in 2018 and beyond? How will national and international trends …

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The Economic Value of Water in United States’ Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Key Findings: San Francisco tops U.S. counties in economic value created per unit of water consumed. San-Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara tops U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas in economic value created per unit of water consumed; San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward has …

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Bay Area Job Watch

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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Bay Area Job Watch

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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Institute Health Policy Analysis in New York Times and on Fox News

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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