SF Bay Area job growth is down

San Francisco Bay Area job growth, one of the highest levels in the U.S., is down, growing by 2.7% in 2016 as compared with 3.8% in 2015. “We definitely are seeing more sluggish job growth in the Bay Area, the state and nationally,” said Scott Anderson, chief economist with San Francisco-based Bank of the West. “The Bay Area will continue to outperform the nation in 2017.” (The Mercury News, January 20, 2017)