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The Chron and Examiner have presented their own interpretations of the SF Controller’s just-released “Monthly Economic Barometer” for October. My god, I can barely remember October. Was that the one with the costumes?

We’re totally lazy, so we thought we’d just paste the graph above. Fun fact: according to the report, the “Average 1BR Asking Rent: $1,900” stat (Which, really? Is it? That seems low to me. But I have been in my place since 2004, so I am George Bush buying milk with this one) was based on information from craigslist. Yes, that craigslist.

Offhand, I can’t think of a better way to determine this information, but it’s still kind of funny to think that you can get Important Economic Data AND a Casual Encounter in the same place.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Xenu

    Well where else would they get this kind of data? If they used LiveJournal, all their data would come from lesbian goth furries. That’s hardly representational of the public at large.

  • Xenu

    Well where else would they get this kind of data? If they used LiveJournal, all their data would come from lesbian goth furries. That’s hardly representational of the public at large.

  • Eve Batey

    Like I said, I don’t have a better idea…but I do wonder how representative CL date is across the board for rental units? What do you think, does predication of web access skew the results or not? I mean, it’s better than nothing, I guess?

  • Eve Batey

    Like I said, I don’t have a better idea…but I do wonder how representative CL date is across the board for rental units? What do you think, does predication of web access skew the results or not? I mean, it’s better than nothing, I guess?

  • cedichou

    You can get a Casual Encounter on Craigslist? I thought those were only thinly disguised hookers ads!

  • cedichou

    You can get a Casual Encounter on Craigslist? I thought those were only thinly disguised hookers ads!