Downtown San Francisco continues to have the weakest recovery from the pandemic out of 62 North American cities as of November 2022, with only 31% of its fall 2019 activity based on mobile phone data,
a new study shows.
In sharp contrast, the Central Valley cities of Bakersfield and Fresno saw activity from September to November 2022 surpass 2019 levels, with the second and third-strongest recoveries on the continent. Bakersfield saw 125% of 2019 activity and Fresno saw 121%. Only Salt Lake City, Utah, saw a higher rate, at 135%.