10 Charts San Franciscans Should Be Thankful For
In this season of giving thanks, it’s worth taking a step back from our lives in San Francisco and not only notice just how fortunate many of us in this city are, but also recognize those who made such prosperity possible. To paraphrase Jim Harbaugh, not many people are as lucky as us.
1. San Francisco’s economy is doing well
The last five years have been trying times for many American families. Though the 2008 financial crisis hit San Francisco hard as well, the city made a remarkable comeback. In recent months, unemployment in the city dropped below 6 percent, despite bouncing between 7 and 8 percent in the country as a whole.
Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve
Young San Franciscans should be especially thankful. Youth unemployment, at 12.3 percent, is considerably lower than the national average of 16 percent. And from an international perspective, things in San Francisco look...
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