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Bay Area Unemployment Rates Jump, Here’s Why

Bay Area Unemployment Rates Jump, Here’s Why

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco jumped from 2.9 percent in May to 3.5 percent in June, there are actually 400 more people living in the city with a job. But with school year seasonally in play, the labor force increased by 4,000 and drove the unemployment rate... Read More »

Employment in San Francisco Drops Along with its Labor Force

Employment in San Francisco Drops Along with its Labor Force

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco dropped to 2.9 percent last month, the lowest unemployment rate since the dot-com boom when it hit 2.4 percent, the drop from 3.1 percent in April was driven by a reduction in the labor force (-2,700) and employment in the city actually... Read More »

Over 100,000 More Employed in Alameda County Since 2010

Over 100,000 More Employed in Alameda County Since 2010

For the first time since early 2001, the unemployment rate in the East Bay has dropped below 4 percent, dropping from 4.1 percent in April to 3.9 percent in May as the number of employed residents ticked up by 2,400 to 1,372,600. Alameda County, which includes Oakland, accounted for... Read More »

Employment in San Francisco Stalls, Slips in the East Bay

Employment in San Francisco Stalls, Slips in the East Bay

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco has dropped to 3.1 percent, the lowest unemployment rate since the end of the dot-com boom, the drop from 3.3 percent in March was driven by 900 people leaving the labor force versus the 100 jobs that were added. In fact, the... Read More »

Survey: Bay Area Headed in Wrong Direction, Residents Might Flee

Survey: Bay Area Headed in Wrong Direction, Residents Might Flee

According to a poll of 1,000 Bay Area residents conducted for the Bay Area Council, only 40 percent of residents feel like we’re “headed in the right direction,” down from 57 percent in 2014. In San Francisco, that number drops to 33 percent, versus 52 percent in 2014, with... Read More »

San Francisco and East Bay Rents Little Changed Last Quarter

San Francisco and East Bay Rents Little Changed Last Quarter

Following a nominal slip at the end of last year, the average asking rent for an apartment in a building with over 50 units in San Francisco inched up $4 a month (0.1 percent) to $3,620 in the first quarter of 2016 and $16 a month (0.7 percent) to... Read More »

San Francisco and East Bay Employment Slip

San Francisco and East Bay Employment Slip

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco has now held at 3.3 percent for four months in a row, the number of people living in the city with a job slipped by 300 in March to 535,200. And while it’s a nominal change, it’s the first March without a... Read More »

Unemployment Rate Holds at 3.3% in SF, 4.3% in the East Bay

Unemployment Rate Holds at 3.3% in SF, 4.3% in the East Bay

The unemployment rate in San Francisco has held at 3.3 percent for the third month in a row. But based on a revised benchmark and accounting, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job ticked up by 1,300 in February to 535,000, which is the second-highest... Read More »

Employment in San Francisco Slips Again as Alameda Gains

Employment in San Francisco Slips Again as Alameda Gains

For the third month in a row, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job has slipped, dropping by 1,200 in January to 533,400. But a dip in the first month of the year is to be expected as seasonal employees are shed. And with the... Read More »

San Francisco and East Bay Apartment Rents Slip

San Francisco and East Bay Apartment Rents Slip

While it’s a nominal change, the average asking rent for an apartment in a building with over 50 units in both San Francisco and the East Bay slipped at the end of 2015 as a post-recession wave of new construction, the pipeline of which has hit a record high,... Read More »