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San Francisco’s Unemployment Rate Under 4%, Lowest In 9 Years

San Francisco’s Unemployment Rate Under 4%, Lowest In 9 Years

Employment in San Francisco hit a new all-time high in December and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, the first time the unemployment rate in the city has been under 4 percent since 2007 and the lowest rate in nine years. The drop in San Francisco’s unemployment rate... Read More »

San Francisco’s Record Employment Run Takes A Breather

San Francisco’s Record Employment Run Takes A Breather

Following twelve straight months of growth and having hit an all-time high in October, employment in San Francisco was relatively unchanged in November as the labor force dipped by 100 and the number of city residents collecting a paycheck slipped by 200 to 481,700. That’s 22,900 more residents employed... Read More »

San Francisco Continues Record Employment Run

San Francisco Continues Record Employment Run

Employment in San Francisco has hit another all-time high as the number of city residents with paychecks increased by 4,300 in October and now totals 481,900 with an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent, the lowest unemployment rate since 2008. That’s 25,500 more residents employed in San Francisco than at the... Read More »

Employment In San Francisco Hits Another All-Time High

Employment In San Francisco Hits Another All-Time High

Employment in San Francisco has reached another all-time high as the number of residents with a paycheck increased by 1,300 last month and now totals 477,600 with an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent, the second lowest rate since 2008, according to California’s Employment Development Department. That’s 17,600 more people employed... Read More »

San Francisco Employment Hits Second Highest Level In History

Having dropped to 4.8 percent in December, its first time below 5 percent since early 2008, the unemployment rate in San Francisco ticked back up to 5.3 percent in January. The up-tick in San Francisco’s unemployment rate, however, was driven by a 4,100 person increase in the labor force... Read More »

San Francisco’s Key Economic, Building, And Transportation Trends

San Francisco’s Key Economic, Building, And Transportation Trends

The summary bullet points from the Planning Department’s just completed 2012 Commerce and Industry Inventory for San Francisco which covers a 10-year time-series of data, including population, employment, wages, business growth, retails sales, government expenditures/revenues, building, and transportation trends: Read More »

Nearly 20,000 New Jobs For San Franciscans Over The Past Year

Preliminary labor force counts for San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties peg the current unemployment rates at 6.5%, 5.5% and 6.0% respectively, down 0.2 points from November to December in San Francisco and San Mateo, down 0.3 points in Marin. As the size of San Francisco’s labor force... Read More »

Key Economic, Building And Transportation Trends

The summary bullet points from the Planning Department’s just completed 2011 Commerce and Industry Inventory for San Francisco which covers a 10-year time-series of data, including population, labor force, employment, wages, business growth, retails sales, government expenditures/revenues, building, land use, and transportation trends: Read More »

San Francisco Employment Trends And Dot-Com Context

San Francisco Employment Trends And Dot-Com Context

As we first reported a week ago, roughly 20,000 workers have joined the workforce in San Francisco over the past year with total employment at 432,600 and an unemployment rate of 8.1 percent. For context with respect to our last boom, employment in San Francisco peaked at 465,500 in... Read More »

Office Space For Sublease And Unemployment Up In San Francisco

From J.K. Dineen at the San Francisco Business Times with respect to office space: San Francisco tenants unloaded another 250,000 square feet of unwanted office space onto the market in January, as employers slashed workers and pushed to generate sorely needed cash by subleasing floors in Class A downtown... Read More »