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Hardly a Tsunami

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we get tsunamis all the time… fog tsunamis… With all the news about the economy doing so well you’d expect a wave of new employment, but not so fast. June 2018 employment stats … Continue reading

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Employment Oops

Trends suggest employment usually picks up in the spring-summer-fall triangle. We’re back to a typical foggy San Francisco summer this year. The employment data is in a fog, too. See June 2017 employment trends here.

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Vintage Data

San Francisco Bay Area employment data for August 2016 is summarized here. It was vintage “high-tech rules” in August with Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco Counties showing employment gains along with a seasonal/harvest-time boost for Napa while the … Continue reading

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Wanting to Improve

Employment trends in the San Francisco Bay Area want to improve. The labor force has stabilized over the past 12 months and employment has steadily grown (with a slowing rate of growth, however). The January 2014 unemployment rate for the … Continue reading

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Poking Along at Year End

Updated data on November 2013 residential real estate prices in the SF Bay Area here https://graphicrealestate.wordpress.com/sf-bay-area-housing-trends/ and November 2013 SF Bay Area employment trends here https://graphicrealestate.wordpress.com/bay-area-employment-trends/ for the data starved. It’s the year-end craziness so I’m a little outta focus. … Continue reading

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What Gives?

Between January of 2011 and January of 2013 the Bay Area population increased by 1.9%. So, let’s say population growth is around 1% per year. You would, by inference, expect the labor force to grow by a similar percentage. Over … Continue reading

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Wow, Big Drop in Unemployment Rate… But, Oh, Wait…

You really have to start questioning unemployment numbers from the State and the Feds. It’s a weird time. The unemployment rate for the nine-county Bay Area region dropped to 6.6% in August 2013 from 7% in July (See SF Bay … Continue reading

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