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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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The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for June 2017. Here are the highlights: Job growth in the Bay Area rebounded in June. The region’s labor force fell over …

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Last Tuesday, Economic Institute Vice President Jeff Bellisario joined by Oakland Athletics’ President Dave Kaval discussed the findings of a new Institute report on the economic impact of building a new Stadium in Oakland. The …

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The Economic Imperative of Preserving Open Space in the Face of a Housing Crisis

This Monday, Economic Institute President Micah Weinberg discussed the importance of preserving open space in the Bay Area while addressing the housing challenges the region faces at Greenbelt Alliance’s board of director’s meeting. The conversation …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for May 2017. Here are the highlights: Job growth in the Bay Area and state has slowed since January… Unemployment and unemployment …

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Council Working to Connect Silicon Valley and the Heartland

Much of the political rhetoric of the 2016 Presidential campaign focused on the winners and losers of the nation’s economic transformation over the past several decades, painting global trade and rapid technological advancements as villains …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for March 2017. Here are the highlights. Job growth picked up in March led by gains in the Oakland metro area and …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has released job and labor force estimates for February 2017 and revisions for 2015 and 2016. Here are the highlights. Job growth slowed in the first two months of …

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What the GOP’s Health Care Plan Means for California

This morning, Institute president Micah Weinberg participated in a segment of NPR’s Morning Edition along with reporter Stephanie O’Neill of Kaiser Health News. The segment discussed the impacts of the new Republican health care bill …

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Caltrain Electrification Delay

Last week, upon request from California’s 14 GOP representatives, U.S. Transportation Secretary the Elaine Chao decided to delay the decision to award a $650 million federal grant to the state of California for the electrification …

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Why Obamacare worked in California

Last week, Economic Institute President Micah Weinberg participated in a panel at the Brookings’ Center for Health Policy addressing what worked and what didn’t work in Obamacare insurance markets. Dr. Weinberg pointed out that “you …

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Obamacare Critics — Be Careful What You Wish For

The following piece was written by Institute President Micah Weinberg in 2010, and despite its age, it still very relevant to the future of American health policy. August 9th, 2010 — Last week, opponents of …

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