San Mateo County Has Lowest Unemployment Rate In Bay Area For August

Source: smdailyjournal.com | Re-Post MNM Partners, LLC 9/22/2016

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About 63,100 non-farm payroll jobs were added in August in California, while the state’s unemployment rate remained at 5.5 percent as it did the previous month in July, according to a survey by the state’s Employment Development Department.

Also in August, 151,000 jobs were added nationwide as the national unemployment rate was measured at 4.9 percent, employment department officials said.

In the Bay Area, San Mateo County had the lowest unemployment rate for the month of August, at 3.2 percent. Both Marin and San Francisco counties came in second for the lowest unemployment rate at 3.5 percent, employment department officials said.

Meanwhile, Solano County held the region’s highest unemployment rate at 5.7 percent.

Both Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties also held high unemployment rates, respectively, with Monterey County at 5.7 percent and Santa Cruz County at 5.8 percent, according to the employment department survey.

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