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Jobless rates on the rise across Bay Area

Unemployment decreases statewide, according to California Employment Development Department

Unemployment has increased in several counties across the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a state report released Friday.

Santa Clara County's jobless numbers went from 10.4 percent to 10.5 percent in January, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Jobless rates rose in Solano County from 12.1 percent in December to 12.4 percent.

In San Francisco County, unemployment increased from 9.2 percent to 9.5 percent. Marin County saw jobless rates go from 7.9 percent to 8.2

percent, the report said.

The number of people out of work in Alameda County went from 10.8 percent to 11 percent, and

While unemployment was up in the Bay Area, it decreased overall for California in January, according to the EDD.

Jobless numbers statewide fell from 12.5 percent in December to 12.4 percent in January, the department's report said.

More than 12,500 non-agricultural jobs were added since December across the state, for a January total of 13,971,200 such jobs in California,

according to the EDD.

The unemployment rate is based on a federal survey of 5,500 California households and does not include agricultural jobs, which are

handled by another department.

Comments

Posted by Hank Snow, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm

This article doesn't say anything about the cause of the increase.


Posted by Thom, a resident of Jackson Park
on Mar 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm

It's even higher than the records show considering those out there that no longer get unemployment benefits, but if you ask Washington they will tell you everything is working as intended.


Posted by Know-It-All, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm

According to SimplyHired.com, a Mountain View-based search engine for jobs, 37 percent of the 130,000 job openings in Silicon Valley are engineering positions. All types of positions in social media, mobile apps, and cloud computing are key job drivers.


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