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Say Good-Bye to the Old

The trend splitting the Bay Area continued this month but with a little less vigor. The four “high-tech” counties that ring the western, eastern and southern edges of the San Francisco Bay continue to see strong employment growth. The five … Continue reading

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Bay Area Counties Diverge

An interesting trend is splitting the Bay Area this spring. The four counties that ring the western, eastern and southern edges of the San Francisco Bay have seen strong employment growth over the past six months. The five northern and … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge: Early Bird

Sunrise? Are you kidding me? Sunrise and night owl do not compute. I have about 1000 sunset shots for every sunrise shot in my portfolio. So, there was this one day in 2013 that I woke up early and saw … Continue reading

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A Two-Fer

Find the updated single-family home price trends and employment trends here. It’s a busy time in the good old San Francisco Bay Area. The economies of communities surrounding the bay are in overdrive while things are a little less peachy … Continue reading

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Job Growth POPS!

A month ago the Bay Area labor market appeared to have flatlined. Now! To the Moon, Alice! (Alert: Honeymooners reference) See the latest summary here. Top Statistics Statewide – January 2015 Unemployment Rate: 6.9% | -0.2 Labor Force: 18,936,200 |   … Continue reading

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Job Growth Stalls

Employment in the San Francisco Bay Area has stalled at just over 3.7 million over the past four months. There is general optimism for 2015 but housing prices and rents have also slowed. Should be an interesting spring! See the … Continue reading

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Full Employment? Really?

Job growth in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties (think executive and high-tech) have pushed the unemployment rate for those areas to between 3.9% and 4.4%, or, as it is sometimes called, the level of full employment. Tech and … Continue reading

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Wow! Job Growth!

Employment growth in March followed up the strong showing in February. The statewide figures are improving but the growth in employment was matched by growth in the labor force so the unemployment rate remains the same. (See the Bay Area … 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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