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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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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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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 …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The Recovery Gains Momentum and More Hopeful News November 22, 2021 Bay Area job growth accelerated in September and October. At the same time VC funding has reached record levels, housing permits have begun to …

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Bay Area Bridge Crossings Monthly Tracker

Bridge Crossing Data a Good News, Bad News Story The good news is that the number of commuters crossing Bay Area bridges is returning to pre-pandemic levels. That’s also the bad news. The growing commute …

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Return to Transit Survey – October Results

The following presentation contains seven months of survey results. Each survey was sent through the Bay Area Council Employer Network; a group of over 100 employers who signed up to participate in the survey. Employers …

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New Analysis of Housing Permits Shows Prominence of ADUs in the Bay Area

An analysis by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute using data from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) shows Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) accounted for 13.4 percent of all housing permit types …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Modest Job Growth, Good News on Housing and COVID Sept 22, 2021 The Bay Area has posted modest but disappointing job gains since March. At the same time VC funding is strong, housing permits have …

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Webinar: Opportunities in China’s Great Bay Area

On September 8, Bay Area Council Economic Institute Senior Director Sean Randolph presented the findings of the Institute’s new study on the China Greater Bay Area to an audience in the U.S. and China organized …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Slow Job Growth Understates Bay Area Economic Strength August 23, 2021 The Bay Area posted modest but disappointing job gains since March. At the same time VC funding is strong, people are reentering the workforce …

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Highlighting California’s Demographic Shifts with New and Historic Census Data

California’s population growth has been slowing, most recently leading to the loss of a congressional seat for the first time in the state’s history. This shift is nothing new, but rather part of a decades-long …

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Toll tags show Bay Bridge traffic has recovered to pre-pandemic levels while transit ridership still lags

  Bay Bridge weekday traffic counts, as reported through westbound toll tags, have returned to pre-pandemic levels across all hours of the day. The average number of cars passing through the toll plaza on weekdays …