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San Francisco Unemployment Rate Lower Than Nation

Nationwide, 4.4% of the American labor force is unemployed, a large improvement from the recessionary unemployment peak of 9.9% in 2010. In the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area, the unemployment rate of 3.3% is lower than the national figure and far lower than the city’s recessionary peak unemployment rate of 10.1%. The industry composition within a […]

Why Diabetes is Less Prevalent in San Francisco

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 29.1 million Americans today have diabetes. While diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable. Diabetes can be prevented by healthy eating, weight management, and an active lifestyle — factors which vary heavily by geography. […]

California is the Best State for Immigrants

The California State Senate passed a bill in April that provides a number of protections to immigrants in the state in light of recent crackdowns by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The legislation limits the power of ICE agents to draw upon the resources of local law enforcement. With the law’s passage, California is now being […]

Why Cancer is Less Common in San Francisco

Surpassed by only heart disease, cancer is second leading cause of death in the United States. There are roughly 448 cases of cancer per 100,000 Americans, accounting for 22.5% of all deaths nationwide. In the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area, an estimated 426 out of every 100,000 residents have been diagnosed with cancer, lower than the […]

San Francisco Property Crime Rate Above Nation

There were 2,487 property crimes — larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft — reported per 100,000 Americans in 2015, an 11.6% decline from five years prior. The FBI estimates that property crime resulted in $14.3 billion in losses in 2015, down from $15.6 billion in 2011. For several centuries, crime has been more common in […]

Wal-Mart is the Largest Employer in California

Most state economies are relatively diverse, yet it is not uncommon for a single industry to have an outsized impact on the state’s economy and labor market. In some cases, a single company employs a significant share of the state’s workforce. State governments tend to be the largest employers in each state. There are more […]

California Has the 6th Highest Taxes

In the U.S. federalist system, each state government decides how to generate revenue — that is, which taxes to collect, and how. No state tax code is identical, and largely as a result, what the average American pays annually in taxes varies from state to state. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed each state’s tax burden — […]

San Francisco More Racially Diverse Than Nation

In America today, 62.8% of the population is white, and 12.2% is African American. Dense, urban cities tend to be more racially diverse than the country as a whole. In the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area, 41.6% of residents are white and 7.7% are African American. Wealth is often divided along racial lines. Nationwide, the typical […]

San Francisco is the 4th Largest Employer for High-Tech Jobs

Economic growth has always been at the forefront of political discourse, but likely even more so since the Great Recession. How to achieve widespread prosperity has been a matter of heated debate. With the breakneck pace of technological development that has affected every aspect of our lives, many argue that advanced industries are essential to […]

Why Public Transit Use is More Common in San Francisco

An estimated 5.2% of American workers commute on public transit. Larger, denser cities often require comprehensive public transportation systems that can reduce residents’ dependence on automobiles and help decrease traffic congestion, air pollution, and in some cases, travel time. In the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area, 17.2% of workers commute on public transit, larger than the […]

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