Category Archives: Economic Data

Unemployment data – June, 2009

Unemployment data for the 9 counties in the Bay Area

County Unemployment rate (June 2009 ) Unemployment rate
(2002 Annual Average)
Alameda 11.40% 6.70%
Contra Costa 10.70% 5.70%
Marin 8.00% 4.90%
Napa 8.80% 4.60%
San Francisco 9.80% 6.90%
San Mateo 8.90% 5.70%
Santa Clara 11.80% 8.40%
Solano 11.30% 5.80%
Sonoma 10.20% 5.10%

Data source: California Employment Development Department

The statewide unemployment rate is 11.6%.

The above data is not seasonally adjusted. 

* To check out the latest bank owned / REO listings in the Bay Area, go to
www.Peninsula-REO.com

Unemployment data – Mar, 2009

Unemployment data for the 9 counties in the Bay Area

County Unemployment rate
(Mar 2009 )
Unemployment rate
(2002 Annual Average)
Alameda 10.50% 6.70%
Contra Costa 9.80% 5.70%
Marin 7.40% 4.90%
Napa 9.00% 4.60%
San Francisco 8.30% 6.90%
San Mateo 9.00% 5.70%
Santa Clara 10.80% 8.40%
Solano 10.90% 5.80%
Sonoma 9.80% 5.10%

Data source: California Employment Development Department

The statewide unemployment rate is 11.5%.

The above data is not seasonally adjusted.

Unemployment rate in March, 2009 is higher than Feb, 2009.

* To check out the latest bank owned / REO listings in the Bay Area, go to
www.Peninsula-REO.com

Unemployment data – Feb, 2009

County Unemployment rate
(Feb 2009 )
Unemployment rate
(2002 Annual Average)
Alameda 9.70% 6.70%
Contra Costa 9.30% 5.70%
Marin 6.80% 4.90%
Napa 8.50% 4.60%
San Francisco 8.30% 6.90%
San Mateo 7.60% 5.70%
Santa Clara 9.90% 8.40%
Solano 10.40% 5.80%
Sonoma 9.10% 5.10%

Data source: California Employment Development Department

The statewide unemployment rate is 10.9%.

The above data is not seasonally adjusted.

There is no doubt that the job market is worst than the dot.com bust era.

* To check out the latest bank owned / REO listings in the Bay Area, go to
www.Peninsula-REO.com

Unemployment data – Nov, 2008

County Unemployment rate
(Nov 2008 )
Unemployment rate
(2002 Annual Average)
Alameda 7.30% 6.70%
Contra Costa 7.10% 5.70%
Marin 5.00% 4.90%
Napa 6.50% 4.60%
San Francisco 6.10% 6.90%
San Mateo 5.50% 5.70%
Santa Clara 7.10% 8.40%
Solano 7.90% 5.80%
Sonoma 6.50% 5.10%

Data source: California Employment Development Department

The statewide unemployment rate is 8.3%.

Unemployment data – Oct, 2008

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

7.10%

6.70%

Contra Costa

7.00%

5.70%

Marin

4.90%

4.90%

Napa

5.40%

4.60%

San Francisco

6.00%

6.90%

San Mateo

5.40%

5.70%

Santa Clara

6.90%

8.40%

Solano

7.70%

5.80%

Sonoma

6.20%

5.10%

Data source: California Employment Development Department

The statewide unemployment rate is 8.0%.

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.