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Unemployment up in Bay Area, down slightly in state

The state's unemployment rate decreased slightly last month while many Bay Area counties saw slight spikes in unemployment numbers, according to Friday's report by California employment officials.

In June, California had a 10.7 percent unemployment rate, down from May's 10.8 rate, according to the state Employment Development

Department.

Marin County, with the lowest jobless rate in the state, bumped up to a 6.6 percent unemployment rate from 6.3 percent in May.

Also in the Bay Area, San Francisco's rate reached 7.8 percent from 7.4 percent in May.

The highest Bay Area unemployment rate was in Solano County with 10.5 percent. This is up from 10.1 percent unemployed in May.

The national jobless rate was unchanged in June at 8.2 percent.

The state's unemployment rate is derived from a federal survey of 5,500 households around California.

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Posted by William Teller
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2012 at 6:24 am

Thanks Obama! Doing great! (if you meant to destroy the country, that is)


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Posted by DemPolicy
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 23, 2012 at 7:15 am

Democrat Policy: "Sooo many private sector businesses to DESTROY...sooo little time! But we're making progress in destroying them!"


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Posted by Mr. Mittens
a resident of another community
on Jul 23, 2012 at 7:27 am

The solution is easy, really. Scale back taxes on the wealthy. Allow more sidewalk taco stands. Get rid of these terrible environmental restrictions. They are job killers. Smog and toxic water supplies are the cost of freedom. Obama is in over his head.

Mitt -- Always thinking in the intersts of you people.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

...or, mittens, we could keep electing the same boobs into office in Calif that created this mess and continue to preside over the demise of our state. What was your solution? Vote the Dem legislature out? That's a good start....unless you're happy with the way things are going......well?
Other than your usual talking points, what's your idea to turn the state's economy around? HSR? Solar panels in the desert? Medical pot dispensaries within walking distance of grammar schools? Open borders? Promotion of food stamps for more residents?


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Posted by Mrs Mittens
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Oh honey ... you always told me to don't worry about the "small stuff" ... as long as we can keep the food stamp supply and rolls growing, reduce the work requirement for welfare, make sure every illegal has healthcare insurance for free ... pour $500M in to each Solyndra and other bankrupt "green" businesses to keep our donors happy... bail out GM and Chrysler with $$Billions to replenish the Union pension plans and make sure the real investors in GM and Chrylser don't get a dime... spend $1.6 trillion dollars more than we take in each year... and blame Bush when things go bad ... everything will be alright ... I believe you ... you are brilliant


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Posted by ca94566
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Im sorry, did I see it dropped .1?
Yippey, party time


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Posted by Rest of the Story
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Now the Rest of the Story.
Yesterday, in one of Obama's political campaign stops in OAKLAND, he said "my plan is working". How can he say that? OAKLAND's UNemployment is 13.7 !!! How insulting is that to them !! They know the score...they're living it !
That's WHY he didn't go the the NAACP convention, many are very
unhappy with him. He sent jokester Biden, who could GUSH over praises of Obama with 'exagerations. and 'exagerate' Obama's opposition with meanness...
Notice I politely inserted euphemisms for what Biden really did.


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Posted by Mr. Mittens
a resident of another community
on Jul 25, 2012 at 6:50 am

As your next president, I can assure you I will do exactly the opposite of what this current guy in office has been doing. Medicare is rather a foreign idea, so we'll have to unload that burden. Next, more tax breaks for the wealthy, our job creators. And I promise with all my heart to forbid my wealthy friends from outsourcing jobs, investing in foreign companies, and placing their hard-earned (heh-heh-heh) profits in Caymans, Bahamas, and Switzerland. Heh-heh-heh-heh. Really, I think you people need a new guy in the presidency. Oh, and Oakland? There aren't many Americans living there are there? Maybe we should help genuine Americans first. That would begin with tax cuts for my friends....

Mitt - Big ideas and true to his word.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 25, 2012 at 9:08 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Obama-
"If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

Read more: Web Link


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Posted by Mr. Mittens
a resident of another community
on Jul 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Heck, after I took that quote out of context and lied about it, I was exposed as the lying, deceitful character I am. Even my own people have moved on from this lie. But -- heh-heh-heh -- if there are people out there dumb enough to digest that as truth, we'll keep priming the pump.

Mitt - Just a regular guy who lies about his millions like everybody else.


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Posted by Mrs Mittens
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Oh honey ... looks like you are getting a little stressed out again, I know it gets a little tiring when you slip up and tell the truth ... but remember what I said "The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more." ... so don't worry your little head just keep on telepromptering and everything will be OK... Love Me


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Posted by Mark Gundersen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

Yes? That is indeed a basic proposition of living in an enlightened society that places high value upon such things are universal health, fairness, justice. Perhaps Mrs. Mittens (note the choice to not use Ms.) would prefer to live in another century? Some children never develop beyond their in-the-crib-this-is-mine mentality. It's sad that we continue to live with such obvious cognitive and moral deficits living in our midst. They seem to hang on to the deluded view that if they vote Republican then maybe they'll one day be rich just like Romney. Reminds me of juveniles who read the Screen mags with the delusion that they'll be just like Paris Hilton one day themselves.


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Posted by Ms Gundersen
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Oh honey ... I love it when you use "enlightened society" and the all powerful "cognitive and moral deficit" descriptive ... it just gives me tingles ... now take out the trash ... Love Me


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