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The Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies is the research arm of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and is housed within the organization. Research topics focus on economic and community health issues within Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area, as well as on broader regional issues. Learn more.

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report coverSeptember 2017 – Silicon Valley’s employment level reached an all-time high of 1.62 million workers by the end of last year, but the growth is slowing and remains uneven in wage and skill levels, the Joint Venture Institute for Regional Studies reported today.

In a research brief on the region’s employment trends based on the latest available government data, the Institute said Silicon Valley added 30,000 jobs during the second half of 2016.

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Did you know you can get comprehensive information and data about the economic and community health of Silicon Valley any time by visiting the online home of the Silicon Valley Index at www.siliconvalleyindicators.org?

The site is maintained and constantly updated by Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies and is a robust collection of charts and information with links to local, regional and national data sources, and resources for additional information within each of the indicator categories: People, Economy, Society, Place and Governance.

Joint Venture Publications

Joint Venture produces and provides supporting documents and research for a wide array of Silicon Valley interests. We also help to support our initiatives through the publication of the annual Silicon Valley Index and a variety of other periodic reports and white papers.