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Spring 2018

All major indicators point to continued growth for the East Bay economy in 2018. The region is adding jobs at a solid pace, putting downward pressure on the unemployment rate, and most major industries have seen employment gains since the start of the year. Home prices also continue to climb. While this indicates continued pressure on residents’ finances, recent residential permitting activity should provide some relief.

Construction Industry Leads East Bay Job Growth 

Total nonfarm employment in the East Bay grew by 2.2% from February 2017 to February 2018, an absolute gain of 14,300 jobs. This represents a slightly higher growth rate than in neighboring San Francisco, (1.8%) but a slightly lower growth rate than...


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