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Unemployment rates in Bay Area below state average

Alameda County rate stood at 5% at end of February

Unemployment rates in all Bay Area counties in February were below the state's average, with Alameda County ending the month with a 5% rate.

Representatives of the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) said the unemployment rate also was 5% in Napa County and closed the month at 5.3% in Contra Costa County.

The EDD made the announcement in conjunction with a report that California's unemployment rate dropped to 6.7% in February from 7% in January and 8% a year ago.

California employers added nearly 30,000 jobs last month.

San Mateo County's unemployment rate in February was the lowest among the nine Bay Area counties at 3.5%.

The unemployment rate in two other counties was also below 4%. The City and County of San Francisco's unemployment rate was 3.8% in February and the unemployment rate in Marin County was 3.7%.

Solano County had the highest rate in the Bay Area in February at 6.6%.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by fmo
a resident of California Reflections
on Mar 22, 2015 at 10:44 am

I noticed that in the blue states the employment and the realstate recovered fast than in the red states.


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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm

I noticed that the decrease in unemployment rates is a fabrication of the progressive liberal democrats!


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Posted by faxis fax
a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 26, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Why is that, Citizen? Is it cognitive dissonance? So it must be a conspiracy, because against all evidence, you refuse to believe it?


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