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A New COVID Case High in San Francisco, Rollbacks Loom

A New COVID Case High in San Francisco, Rollbacks Loom

Based on an updated count and confirmation, the number of new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in San Francisco on Monday of last week (11/16) totaled 164, surpassing the previous one-day high of 161 diagnosed cases on July 14. At the same time, the 7-day average of daily new cases, which... 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 »

Another Round of Reopening Rollbacks Hit San Francisco

Another Round of Reopening Rollbacks Hit San Francisco

Having rolled back the reopening of all indoor dining last week, and re-reduced the allowable operating capacities of fitness centers and movie theaters, San Francisco will now roll back the reopening of all non-essential offices, which were allowed to reopen last month, and further reduce the allowable capacity of... Read More »

San Francisco Will Roll Back Indoor Dining and Other Plans

Due to a rapid increase in local COVID-19 case rates, San Francisco will be rolling back the reopening of indoor dining in any context (including standalone restaurants, food courts in shopping centers, and dining establishments in hotels, museums or other venues), reducing the allowable capacity of fitness centers and... Read More »

The Fed Affirms: No Rate Hikes on the Horizon, Risks Loom

Citing an ongoing public health crisis (i.e., the pandemic) that “will continue to weigh on economic activity, employment, and inflation in the near term, and poses considerable risks to the economic outlook over the medium term,” the Federal has just reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining a low-rate environment, “until... 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 »

Open Houses Will NOT Resume Next Week

Open Houses Will NOT Resume Next Week

The majority of activities and businesses that were slated to either reopen or be allowed to expand their capacities next week in San Francisco have just been “paused” due to an increase in local COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations. That includes the previously expected re-openings of indoor pools, bowling alleys... Read More »

Offices Allowed to Reopen Next Week, Bars on Tap [UPDATED]

With San Francisco’s COVID-19 risk level having dropped to “Minimal”/”Yellow” status per the State’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” office spaces that have remained shuttered by the pandemic will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity starting Tuesday, October 27. Smaller offices with fewer than 20 employees will be... Read More »

Number of Homes for Sale in S.F. Hits a Two-Decade High

Number of Homes for Sale in S.F. Hits a Two-Decade High

Following a trend which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, as its basis was in place prior to the pandemic having hit, the number of homes on the market in San Francisco, net of all sales, both pending and closed, has just ticked over 2,000 for the... 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 »