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What will the world look like when COVID-19 crisis is over?

Technology is central to our economy and society and will continue to shape our future. While the world shelters in place from the coronavirus and we all are riveted to the daily news cycle, planning …

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Which Sectors are Most Impacted by COVID-19? Estimating Job Losses in California

In California, 3.9 million new unemployment claims were filed over the last seven weeks. The pace of this job loss is unprecedented, as the same number of jobs have been lost in the last seven …

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Trends in Bay Area mobility in the wake of regional and statewide stay at home orders

The following visualizations depict how movement changed as the Bay Area and surrounding counties were told to stay home to prevent the continued spread of COVID-19 across the region. The Mobility Index shows the change …

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COVID-19 and the Economic Vulnerabilities in the Bay Area

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in the Bay Area. The Bay Area Council Economic Institute is here to help as our region grapples with the fallout of a global pandemic. In order to help inform our …

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COVID-19 and the Latest Data on Unemployment Claims

Data released this week by the U.S. Department of Labor shows the first major impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy. While markets have been volatile for weeks—pricing in the possibility of broad spread …

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Technology, trade and the coronavirus: How global supply chains are set to change

The coronavirus will drive a shift in global manufacturing that could influence investment patterns for decades. This builds on factors that were already at work. One is automation, and the reduced importance of cheap labor …

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How Much Does it Cost to Construct One Unit of Below Market Housing in the Bay Area?

According to the 2019 California Tax Credit Allocation Committee staff reports, there were 23 new construction projects of below market housing, with a total of 1,912 units, across six counties of the nine-county Bay Area. …

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Net Domestic Migration in the Bay Area (2018)

According to newly released American Community Survey data, the nine-county Bay Area experienced a negative net domestic migration of 50,766 residents in 2018. This includes individuals relocating to and from all states across the U.S., …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Job Growth Slows Again But Continues to Outpace the State and Nation The highlights: • The Bay Area added 2,900 jobs in December (seasonally adjusted), following a gain of 4,200 jobs in November and 91,500 …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Job Growth Slows But Continues to Outpace the State and Nation The highlights: • The Bay Area added 3,900 jobs in November seasonally adjusted), following a gain of 4,900 jobs in October and 97,100 in …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Job Growth Continues, Unemployment Continues to Decline The highlights: • The Bay Area added 5,900 jobs in October seasonally adjusted), following a loss of 800 jobs in September (revised down and 104,000 in the past …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Labor Force Growth Returns, Unemployment Continues to Decline The highlights: • The Bay Area added 800 jobs in following August (seasonally adjusted), following gains of 8,100 jobs in August (revised up) and 101,700 in the …