Downtown San Francisco Empty As Office Workers Move Out

Downtown San Francisco Empty As Office Workers Move Out


As droves of office workers leave San Francisco, the city’s downtown is struggling to bounce back from the pandemic’s toll on its formerly bustling atmosphere.

Local news reports describe walking through San Francisco’s Financial District and South of Market neighborhood as like visiting a “ghost town.”

The South of Market neighborhood is home to the headquarters of a slew of prominent tech companies including Uber, Dropbox, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Yelp, and Salesforce.

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As much as 90% of the city’s workforce is now working from home, ABC7 News reported. Before the pandemic, San Francisco had the highest building occupancy rate in the U.S., but most of its skyscrapers have now emptied out, the outlet reported.

About 27% of office space in San Francisco is now available, according to a report by

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