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Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy February 3rd, 2023 Bay Area transit agencies still struggling to recoup ridership, while bridge traffic hovers close to pre-pandemic levels Amidst pandemic-related shutdowns, spikes in …

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Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy January 27th, 2023   Bay Area population falls for third straight year New data released this week by the California Department of Finance offers a …

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← Return to the Economic Recovery Page   Tracking the San Francisco Bay Area’s Pandemic Recovery: The Latest Data and Long-Term Implications Between extended economic shutdowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, work-from-home policies employed by …

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Bay Watch – 2022 Year End Jobs Report

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy January 20th, 2023 Region ends the year strong, but layoffs loom The Bay Area ended the year strong, adding nearly 14,000 jobs and bringing unemployment …

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Bay Watch – Inflation

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy January 13, 2023 Have We Really Turned the Corner on Inflation? New data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics had markets excited …

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Bay Area Job Watch

December 21, 2022 The highlights: • The Bay Area added 7,400 jobs in November. The household survey, on the other hand, showed rising unemployment rates and a drop in the region’s workforce. • Both the …

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Bay Watch – GDP

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy December 9, 2022 Data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday provided a new reason to be optimistic about the region’s economic recovery. …

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Bay Watch – Home Values

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy December 1, 2022 The Bay Area continues to lead the nation in home values. The Nine-County Bay Area – comprised of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, …

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Bay Watch – Thanksgiving

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy November 22, 2022 Happy Thanksgiving from the Economic Institute! This week, as millions of Americans look forward to gathering with friends and family for turkey …

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Bay Area Job Watch

November 21, 2022 The highlights: • The Bay Area added 17,600 jobs in October after two months of slow growth. Unemployment rates ticked up slightly but the region’s UE rate in October was 2.6%. • …

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Bay Watch – Jobs and Layoffs

Bay Watch: A Weekly Look into the Bay Area Economy November 18th, 2022 October job growth ticks up Despite continuing widespread fears an economic downturn is around the corner, the region’s three major metros posted …

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Index Methodology

← Return to the Economic Recovery Page   Explore the data and methodology here. Each region was scored on 14 different metrics across 5 different categories. Why did we pick the metro areas in our …