Labor leaders in the South Bay are pushing for more high-paying jobs at the 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara.
The government said early Thursday that U.S. employers added 288,000 workers last month, far more than economists were expecting. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry held up his own state as a model for responsible energy production and economic growth in California.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of a Silicon Valley conference aimed at getting more women into senior positions in the technology industry.
More and more, home buyers are bringing a once-rare tactic to the negotiation — all-cash offers. In San Francisco, a lot of those buyers are coming from China.
Chris Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, said businesses will eventually follow, as many people with jobs in San Francisco and Silicon Valley have already moved to the East Bay.
San Francisco’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level in six years, but for those in the restaurant industry, the booming economy is making it hard for some small businesses to fill job openings.
According to a new Bay Area Council poll, almost 60 percent of Bay Area residents believe the region is headed in the right direction.
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.
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.