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The purpose of the Economy scorecard is to provide the public, elected officials, and City staff with a current snapshot of San Francisco’s economy. This scorecard presents timely information on economy-wide employment indicators, real estate and tourism.

The Economy-wide summary provides a monthly view of Metro Division (MD) jobs and employment. The San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco MD is comprised of San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

The interactive chart below presents monthly figures for Total Employment MD, Temporary Employment MD, Total Unemployed and Unemployment Rate (County), as well as annual percent change for the selected indicator.


The charts below provide a monthly view of MD and County-level employment by major industry sector and annual percent change in employment for each sector.


How Performance is Measured

All employment and jobs data comes from California Employment Development Department. Data for SF County Employment lags six to nine months behind the latest available MD data.

Beginning in January 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reclassified certain types of employment, which accounts for the large drop in Other Services and the large increase in Education and Health Services in the county-level employment data from this point onward. Beginning in January 2015, Marin County has been shifted to its own metropolitan division (San Rafael MD) and is now excluded from the newly named San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco MD (includes only San Francisco and San Mateo counties).


Please email performance.con@sfgov.org with any questions or requests relating to this data.