California's unemployment rate didn't budge in the past month, while jobless numbers in the Bay Area remained at or below the state's rate, according to a report released Friday by the state's Employment Development Department.
The state's unemployment rate in February was 10.9 percent, the same rate as in January, according to the report. That number was down from 12.0 percent a year ago.
San Francisco's jobless rate went down slightly from January to February, decreasing from 8.1 percent to 8.0 percent.
Marin County had the lowest rate in the Bay Area at 6.6 percent, while Solano County had the highest rate in the region, matching the state's
rate at 10.9 percent.
The national unemployment rate also was unchanged in February, staying at 8.3 percent.
The state's unemployment rate is derived from a federal survey of 5,500 households around California.