Sound Real estate information for the mid-peninsula of San Francisco: the Silicon Valley.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
South Bay among best US job markets
Reading this little article in the San Jose Mercury News, dated Nov. 30, about the job market in the Bay Area, it strikes me as something of the utmost interest in explaining why the real estate market is so imbalanced in the Silicon Valley. (i.e.: too much demand, not enough supply).
This article, which I will simply paraphrase, while giving all credits to the SJ Merc, explains that according to a report from the US bureau of Labor Statistics, the County of Santa Clara saw jobs increase by 3.5 % in the one-year period ending in October 2012.
The San Francisco - San Mateo - Marin metro region had an annual growth of 3.4 %, and the East Bay 2%.
Only the Houston region in Texas showed a higher jobs increase: 3.6%
More work means more people attracted to the area. I believe there is also a parallel between freeway traffic and housing prices... Don't you think so? I have never seen 280 so congested after 3pm between Los Altos and San Francisco.
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