San Mateo County has lowest unemployment rate in state


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.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Aug 22, 2015 at 9:30 am

The real question is how many of these jobs are going to long-time residents (people who went to high school here) vs gentrifiers that are pushing out long-time residents.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:22 am

I saw a help wanted sign at Chvez Market on 5th Ave. today, $12.00 hour to start.

There is no reason to be unemployed.

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