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A Misleading Drop in the Bay Area Unemployment Rate

A Misleading Drop in the Bay Area Unemployment Rate

Despite the unemployment rate in San Francisco having declined from 6.7 percent in October to 5.7 percent in November, the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck actually dropped by 6,600 last month to 534,100, which is 44,000 fewer employed residents than at the same time... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Claims Dropped in October, But…

Bay Area Unemployment Claims Dropped in October, But…

Having spiked to 281,462 in September, the number of new unemployment claims filed across the Bay Area dropped 17 percent to 232,908 in October but was still higher than in May, June, July or August and prior to two rounds of pandemic driven reopening rollbacks last month. And in... Read More »

Bay Area Re-Employment Jumps, Labor Force Rebounds

Bay Area Re-Employment Jumps, Labor Force Rebounds

Having sputtered in September, the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck jumped by 25,400 last month, driving the unemployment rate, which had been averaging around 2 percent prior to the pandemic but jumped to 12.6 percent in April, back down to 6.9 percent. That being... Read More »

New Spike in Bay Area Unemployment Claims

New Spike in Bay Area Unemployment Claims

As we noted last month, the rebound in Bay Area employment has sputtered. And in fact, the number of new unemployment claims filed across the Bay Area, which had been on the decline since peaking at 441,813 in April, spiked anew to 281,462 in September, which was up 57... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Rebound Sputters

Bay Area Employment Rebound Sputters

Having dropped by over 90,000 from March through May, yielding an unemployment rate of 12.7 percent, the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck rebounded by 33,000 from June through August, driving the unemployment rate, which had been averaging around 2 percent prior to the pandemic,... Read More »

New Claims Drop but Ongoing Unemployment Ticks Up

New Claims Drop but Ongoing Unemployment Ticks Up

While the number of San Francisco residents that filed a new/initial unemployment claim dropped 16.5 percent to 21,332 August, from 25,534 in July, and the unemployment rate declined with a contraction in the labor force, the total number of active unemployment claims actually ticked up 3.1 percent in July... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Still Down by 400K, Labor Force Dropping

Bay Area Employment Still Down by 400K, Labor Force Dropping

While the estimated number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck increased by 5,900 in August to 515,900, the labor force shrank by 7,800 to 565,700 for an unemployment rate of 8.8 percent (versus 9.4 percent at the height of the Great Recession). As such, while employment... Read More »

Local Unemployment Claims Tick Up

Local Unemployment Claims Tick Up

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco declined in July, the number of San Francisco residents that filed a new/initial unemployment claim last month actually ticked up 5.3 percent to 25,354, reversing a two month run in which the number of new claims had either dropped or held. And... Read More »

Bay Area Employment up by 63K in July, Down 440K YOY

Bay Area Employment up by 63K in July, Down 440K YOY

While the number of San Francisco residents with a job increased by 12,400 last month, there are still 66,900 fewer employed people in the city (511,200) than there were prior to the pandemic (578,100) and 62,400 fewer than at the same time last year (573,600) with an unemployment rate... Read More »

Local Unemployment Claims Inch Up

Local Unemployment Claims Inch Up

Having dropped by nearly 60 percent in May, the number of San Francisco residents that filed a new/initial unemployment claim was effectively unchanged at 24,256 in June (versus having averaged closer to 5,000 a month since the end of the Great Recession, during which monthly filings never crossed the... Read More »