Unemployment data – 09/28/2008

County Unemployment rate
(Aug 2008)
Unemployment rate
(2002 Annual Average)
Alameda

6.90%

6.70%

Contra Costa

6.70%

5.70%

Marin

4.90%

4.90%

Napa

5.30%

4.60%

San Francisco

5.90%

6.90%

San Mateo

5.20%

5.70%

Santa Clara

6.50%

8.40%

Solano

7.40%

5.80%

Sonoma

6.10%

5.10%

Data source: California Employment Development Department

The statewide unemployment rate is 7.6%.  Comparing the data in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco between now and 2002, the current condition is better than the dot.com crash.  I believe one of the reason is that tech firms are thriving; social netowrking companies are doing good, green energy and bio-tech are still creating job opportunity in the Bay Area.

One response to “Unemployment data – 09/28/2008

  1. Despite the stats, I see so many high paying jobs posted on employment sites –

    http://www.linkedin.com (networking)
    http://www.indeed.com (aggregated listings)
    http://www.realmatch.com (matches you to jobs)

    I see 100K, 150K and 200K jobs

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