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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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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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