San Mateo County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 3.7 percent, according to July employment data released Aug. 21 by the California Employment Development Department.
Marin County came in at 3.7 percent.
The statewide unemployment rate decreased to 6.2 percent in July, which is 0.1 percent less than the previous month. In the same month last year, the statewide unemployment rate was 7.4 percent.
The U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged in July at 5.3 percent.
In the Bay Area, Solano Couny led with the highest number of unemployed residents in July at 6.2 percent. Contra Costa County came in second to that, with 5.2 percent unemployment.
The unemployment rate is derived from a federal survey of 5,500 California households, the employment department said.
The results show the number of Californians holding jobs in July was 17,861,000, an increase of 14,00 from June, and up 455,000 from July of last year.