Bay Area Adding Jobs Despite Housing, Transportation Challenges

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A worker stands on the roof of a home under construction at a new housing development on November 17, 2016 in San Rafael, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Bay Area added thousands of jobs in June, according to a report released last week by the California Employment Development Department. But some economists warn that the region’s job growth could soon stall as high housing prices and weak transportation infrastructure make it hard for companies to recruit the workers they need. We look at current economic trends in the Bay Area and who is -- and is not -- benefiting from the region’s robust economy.

Chris Thornberg,
founding partner, Beacon Economics
Micah Weinberg, president, Economic Institute at the Bay Area Council