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Bay Area Job Watch

The Recovery Strengthens June 21, 2021 The Bay Area posted modest job gains in March, April and May. The outlook for stronger near-term economic gains is positive though long-term challenges remain. The U.S. economic outlook …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The Recovery Strengthens June 14, 2021 The Bay Area posted modest job gains in March and April. The outlook for stronger near-term economic gains is positive though long-term challenges remain. The U.S. economic outlook has …

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Intellectual Property Rights for COVID Vaccines Must be Protected

June 4th, 2021 Intellectual property rights are at the root of biotechnology R&D and vital to the industry in the Bay Area. In an article on Medium.com, Sean Randolph of the Bay Area Council Economic …

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Viewpoint: Supporting the Arts Supports the Economy

May 7th, 2021 Sean Randolph of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute says a year without arts has left San Francisco a poorer place. When the arts resume, the city, its businesses and its residents …

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Bay Area Job Watch

The Recovery Strengthens April 19, 2021 The highlights: • The Bay Area added 50,100 jobs between January and March 2021 .and the regional unemployment rate fell from 6.6% to 5.9%. Job gains were led by …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Dissecting the Downward Revision to Bay Area Job Estimates March 18, 2021 The highlights: • The downward revisions occurred after May 2021.In that month the revisions raised, now lowered, the Bay Area job total. • …

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Viewpoint: Biden Administration Could Offer a New Dawn for H1-B Visas

February 4th, 2021 Under the Biden administration, there has been a significant push for a broad based immigration reform. These policies include H1-B visas, which are used by tech companies to fill high-skilled workforce gaps. …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Pace of Recovery January 25, 2021 The highlights: • The past two months have brought discouraging economic news for the near-term as a result of the virus spread and resulting restrictions on activity in the …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Pace of Recovery December 24, 2020 The highlights: • The past four weeks have brought discouraging economic news for the near-term as a result of the virus spread and resulting restrictions on activity in the …

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Passive Observer: the U.S. and Asia’s New Trade Pact

December 4, 2020 Last month, fifteen nations signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the U.S. however, did not sign. This article by Sean Randolph, Senior Director of the Institute, on Medium.com, details how this …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Pace of Recovery November 23, 2020 The highlights: • The Bay Area recorded substantial (32,800) job growth in October as many counties relaxed restrictions on reopening. • Between April and October, the Bay Area recovered …

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What a Biden Presidency Will Mean for US-India Relations

November 20, 2020 Joe Biden’s election as President of the United States will bring major changes in US foreign policy. In places such as India, the U.S. seeks to deepen connections and economic ties. This …