SAN FRANCISCO — The job markets in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley will continue to expand this year and next, but the pace of growth will slow from what occurred during 2018, economists predicted Thursday at an annual conference.
The prognostications about a slowdown were presented by economists from the UCLA Anderson Forecast at the second annual economic outlook conference hosted in San Francisco by UC Hastings Law School.
“We are expecting a little bit of a slowdown in the Bay Area,” William Yu, a UCLA Anderson economist, said during an interview prior to the conference.
Similarly, a more sluggish picture is expected for the California economy.
“California job and economic growth will slow down” in 2019 and 2020, Jerry Nickelsburg, director of the