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Bay Area Employment Drops, Labor Force Down 123K

Bay Area Employment Drops, Labor Force Down 123K

As we outlined last month, while the unemployment rate in San Francisco dropped in November, the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck (i.e., employment) was actually on the decline, as was the case across the Bay Area as well. And in fact, the number of... Read More »

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 »

Vacancy Rates Climb in San Francisco

Vacancy Rates Climb in San Francisco

While the vacancy rate for larger, multi-unit apartment buildings in San Francisco had ticked up to around 6 percent in the second quarter of the year, representing around 9,000 vacant units as of the end of June, said rate was approaching 9 percent based on a review of 3,000... 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 »

Rents Continue to Tumble in San Francisco

Rents Continue to Tumble in San Francisco

Despite offers of up to three months free rent, cash incentives to sign a new lease and advertised rents having already dropped over 20 percent on a year-over-year basis, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco continues to tumble and has just dropped to under... 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 »

Rents in San Francisco Drop Even More, But…

Rents in San Francisco Drop Even More, But…

Having slipped to just under $3,600 last month, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has since dropped another 5 percent to $3,425, which is now down 20 percent on a year-over-year basis and 23 percent below a 2015-era peak, driven by a sharp increase... Read More »