Bay area unemployment rates continue to drop

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The unemployment rate in California dropped last month and a similar trend occurred in parts of the Bay Area, according to state jobs data released today.

The state’s unemployment rate decreased to 8.3 percent in December, down from 8.5 percent the month before, according to the state’s Employment Development Department.

The lowest jobless figures in the state were in Marin County with a 4.2 percent rate, a drop from 4.6 percent in November.
San Mateo County also had a low unemployment rate, falling from 5 percent in November to 4.6 percent in December.
San Francisco’s jobless rate also dropped from 5.2 percent to 4.8 percent.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee issued a statement this morning following the release of the latest unemployment numbers.
He said the lower rates “demonstrate that San Francisco’s economy continues to recover because of our relentless focus on jobs, fiscal prudence, and the hard work and innovation of our residents.”

San Francisco had the third-lowest unemployment rate among the state’s 58 counties.

Solano County had the highest jobless rates in the Bay Area, but from November to December those numbers went down from 7.6 percent to 7.3 percent.

In the U.S., unemployment dipped below 7 percent to 6.7 percent in December.
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Comments

  1. Bosco Lai says:

    News press should be responsible for authentic news and sources, misleading informations and distorted news are lead to create huge society’s problem. Unemployment rates did not go down because there is more jobs, unemployment was force to shut down!

    新聞電視台必須要為新聞的資訊來源和其真實性附上所有的責任。扭曲性和誤導性的新聞會為其社區造成極大的社會問題,勞工失業保險期下降的原因絕非因為工作機會提高了,而是因為政府的資金短缺,硬性的關閉和停止繼續發放勞工保險。

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