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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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Data Release: Unemployment (October 2021)October 22, 2021 – Silicon Valley’s latest unemployment rate for September is down to 3.9% — the first time the unemployment rate has dropped below four percent since the start of the pandemic, according to analysis by Joint Venture ’s Institute for Regional Studies. August to September 2021 represented a drop of 0.8 percentage points, or from 4.7% to 3.9%. The unemployment rate in Silicon Valley in September was two percentage points lower than it was at the end of 2020.

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Institute Publications

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.

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Get comprehensive information and data about Silicon Valley’s economic and community health at www.SiliconValleyIndicators.org.

Data and charts from the Silicon Valley Index (and more) are available on a dynamic and interactive website that allows users to further explore Silicon Valley trends.

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, as well as additional related online resources within the following 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.