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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 »

114,000 Bay Area Residents Returned to Work Last Month, But…

114,000 Bay Area Residents Returned to Work Last Month, But…

While an estimated 16,000 San Francisco residents were either newly hired or returned to work last month, for a total of 499,100 employed, there are still 74,800 fewer employed people in the city than there were prior to the pandemic and 66,300 fewer than at the same time last... Read More »

Number of Bay Area Unemployment Claims Hits a Million (YTD)

Number of Bay Area Unemployment Claims Hits a Million (YTD)

Having climbed to over 57,500 in April, the number of San Francisco residents that filed a new/initial unemployment claim dropped to 24,243 in May. That being said, the number of employed people residing in the city has continued to decline and over 133,000 new unemployment claims have been filed... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Rate Drops with Labor Force Decline

Bay Area Unemployment Rate Drops with Labor Force Decline

Based on employment data through the second week of May, the estimated number of San Francisco residents with a paycheck has dropped by over 92,000 over the past three months to 481,500, while the labor force has shrunk by over 36,000 to 550,900, for an unemployment rate of 12.6... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Hits 13 Percent, Labor Force Shrinks

Bay Area Unemployment Hits 13 Percent, Labor Force Shrinks

Based on employment data through the second week of April, at which point the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was still picking up steam, the estimated number of San Francisco residents with a paycheck has dropped by nearly 92,000 over the past two months to 482,100 and the... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Claims Continue to Climb

Bay Area Unemployment Claims Continue to Climb

Having already rocketed to over 44,300 in March, versus having averaged around 3,500 a month over the previous six years, the number of San Francisco residents that filed a new/initial unemployment claim climbed to over 57,500 in April, for a total of nearly 110,000 initial claims for San Francisco... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Claims Skyrocket, Over 330K in March

Bay Area Unemployment Claims Skyrocket, Over 330K in March

Having averaged a little over 3,500 new claims a month over the past five years, and with a total of around 5,600 individuals in San Francisco having qualified to receive unemployment benefits in February, over 44,300 new/initial unemployment claims were filed by San Francisco residents in March. As a... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Dropped by at Least 77,000 Last Month

Bay Area Employment Dropped by at Least 77,000 Last Month

Based on employment data through the second week of March, which predates the bulk of the ongoing economic impact caused by COVID-19, the estimated number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck has already dropped by at least 13,100 to 560,800, representing at least 5,400 fewer employed... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Held Last Month, But…

Bay Area Employment Held Last Month, But…

Having been downwardly revised by the State at the start of the year, the estimated number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck inched up by 1,100 in February to 574,100, which was 7,400 more employed residents than at the same time last year, with an unemployment... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Revised Down, Prior to Any COVID-19 Hit

Bay Area Employment Revised Down, Prior to Any COVID-19 Hit

The estimated number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck slipped from a (downwardly-revised) record 578,100 in December to 573,000 in January with typical seasonality in play.  But if the preliminary January figure holds while the State refines its model, the number of employed residents in the... Read More »