SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — The latest report out Friday on the recovery of the San Francisco economy presents a mix of good and bad as COVID-19 restrictions have been eased by officials.

Overall, the city’s economic recovery has been slowed by the Delta variant, but some indicators show things improved in September, the latest data available.

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Office attendance had its strongest month so far, employment has been rising, led by hiring in the hard-hit leisure and hospitality sector, and the public sector added jobs. The growth in public sector jobs was focused in the K-12 and post-secondary education markets.

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Other indicators show parts of the economy worsening. The office vacancy rate continued to rise over the July to September quarter, a labor shortage is developing as employment rises and the city’s labor force shrinks, and apartment rents remain 13 percent below their pre-pandemic level.

The latest report on the city’s economic recovery can be found at https://openbook.sfgov.org/webreports/details3.aspx?id=3021.

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