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Project Summary

← Return to the Economic Recovery Page   Project Summary Between extended economic shutdowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, work-from-home policies employed by Bay Area businesses, and a sharp reduction in travel, the region’s downtown …

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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 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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Index Methodology

← Return to the Economic Recovery Page   Explore the data and methodology here. We scored regions on 15 different datapoints across 5 different metrics: Jobs, People, Investment, Economic Activity, and Costs. We use Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) as defined …

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Bay Area Job Watch

August 29, 2022 The highlights: • The Bay Area added 20,000+ jobs in both June and July and led all regions in California with a 5.2% 12-month job increase. • Bay Area unemployment levels and …

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Up, Down or Sideways: Reading the Tea Leaves in Silicon Valley

August 18, 2022 With the economy in flux and the long-term effects of remote work still unknown, it’s fair to ask how the Bay Area – as the world’s leading hub for technology, entrepreneurship and …

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Why Global Companies Aren’t Ditching the Bay Area

July 22, 2022 The Bay Area Council and Bay Area Council Economic Institute understand well the importance of our region’s connections to the world in supporting and growing our innovation economy. In this commentary in …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Payroll Job Growth Slumps but That is Not the Whole Story June 27, 2022 The Bay Area added 6,900 payroll jobs in May with substantial payroll declines in added jobs for each of the past …

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Understanding the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity

June 24, 2022 In May 2022, the United States and 13 nations launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), a next-generation economic initiative designed to bring together economies in the Indian Ocean and Asia-Pacific regions around …

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Global Entrepreneurship Breaks Out

June 21, 2022 For years technology entrepreneurship was almost exclusive domain of Silicon Valley. In this article on Medium.com, by Sean Randolph, Senior Director of the Institute, details how new opportunities for growth and innovation are …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Slower Job Growth in April and Some Good News in the Report May 23, 2022 TThe Bay Area added 11,500 payroll jobs in April down from 15,500 in March and 24,100 in February. Job growth …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Slower Job Growth in March and Some Good News in the Report February 19, 2022 The Bay Area added 13,100 payroll jobs in March down from 22,100 in February but is still outpacing the nation …