California Unemployment Rate Drops; Bay Area Accounts For 40 Percent Of State's Job GainsThe number of workers without jobs in California decreased last month from the previous month and the number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased, according to new data from the California Employment Development Department.
China Abolishes 1-Child Policy; Could Help EconomyChina’s decision to abolish its one-child policy is a boon to couples and to sellers of goods from formula to diapers to toys.
August Jobs Report Better Than It Looks As Investors Eye Possible Fed Rate HikeAugust hiring isn't getting anyone excited, but it still could result in a fed rate hike
Study: Income Inequality In Bay Area Exceeds National LevelsA Silicon Valley economic research institute said that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in the rest of the nation, according to a Silicon Valley economic research institute.
Bay Area Unemployment Below State Average, San Mateo County Rate BestAll of the Bay Area's nine counties had unemployment rates last month below the state average, according to the California Employment Development Department.
Obama To Expand Overtime Pay For 5 Million WorkersThe Obama administration is proposing making up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime — its latest effort to boost pay for lower-income workers.
Bay Area Baby Boom Possibly Triggered By Improving EconomyBay Area hospital delivery rooms are keeping busy with a rise in births after a slowdown during the recession.
Tesla To Occupy Former Solyndra Plant In Fremont; Expected To Add Over 1,000 JobsTesla Motors has taken over the Fremont plant which was once the home of Solyndra, the solar company that went belly-up in 2011 and one of the more high-profile busts in Silicon Valley.
California Bounces Back As World’s 7th Largest Economy, Larger Than BrazilCalifornia can claim the title as the seventh-largest world economy after recovering from a drop in output following the 2008 financial crisis.
Housing Constraints In San Francisco, San Jose & NYC Weighing Down Entire US EconomyThe Bay Area may be a nexus for high-paying tech jobs, but its tough housing market is hurting the entire country, according to a new study.
California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An HourCalifornia state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state's minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a "job killer".
Study Suggests Housing Santa Clara County’s Homeless Is Cheaper Than Letting Them Live On StreetsA new long-term study shows that it actually might be cheaper to build housing for the homeless than to allow them to live on the streets.