Economy

San Francisco skyline in view from Alameda Point. (AP Photo)

New Poll: Most Bay Area Residents Happy With Economy And Region’s Direction

According to a new Bay Area Council poll, almost 60 percent of Bay Area residents believe the region is headed in the right direction.

05/27/2014

A stream of water cuts through a dry section of Folsom Lake on March 20, 2014 in Granite Bay, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Could Cost Agricultural Economy $1.7B, Leave Thousands Without Work

Researchers say California’s drought could cost the state’s agricultural economy $1.7 billion this year and leave more than 14,000 farmworkers without work.

05/19/2014

The jobless rate dipped below 8 percent -- the lowest it's been in six years. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

California Jobless Rate Hits New Low Since 2008

California’s unemployment rate has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly six years, a sign that the state’s economy has rebounded from the depths of the recession.

05/16/2014

A sold sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area’s Middle Class Being Pushed Out Of SF Metro Area’s Housing Market

The middle class is being pushed out of the San Francisco metro area’s housing market.

05/13/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Bulk Of Gov. Brown’s Revised State Budget Would Go Towards Medi-Cal

California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.

05/13/2014

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Toyota’s Texas Move Leaves California Headquarters In The Dust

Toyota’s announcement this week that it’s moving 3,000 sales and finance jobs from Southern California to Texas leaves the Torrance headquarters behind in the dust.

04/29/2014

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Analysis: With Bay Area Rents At Record Highs, How Do We Find Relief?

According to a new report, rent across the Bay Area has reached record highs. The region has averaged nearly double-digit rises annually for the last three years.

04/16/2014

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Economist Feels Record Rents In Bay Area Could Severely Stunt Economic Growth

Stephen Levy, Director of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy in Palo Alto, said the skyrocketing prices are having wide-ranging effects on the economy.

04/16/2014

Ariel view of San Francisco

SF Bay Area Ranked Second Most Densely Settled Urban Region In US

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A national analysis of U.S. cities finds the greater San Francisco area is the second most densely settled urban area in the country behind New York City. San Francisco, San Mateo […]

04/03/2014

Levi Strauss & Co Jeans Jacket (AP Photo)

Levi Strauss Cutting 800 Jobs

Levi Strauss & Co. is planning to eliminate about 800 jobs as part of restructuring efforts over the next 12 to 18 months.

03/26/2014

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