California Unemployment

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July Numbers Show Employment Growing Slowly But Surely In The Golden State

In the Bay Area, San Mateo County had the lowest percent of unemployed residents in July.


California Unemployment Rate Drops To 11.3 Percent

Bay Area Unemployment Below State Average, San Mateo County Rate Best

All of the Bay Area’s nine counties had unemployment rates last month below the state average, according to the California Employment Development Department.


Mud Cracks

Drought Likely To Take Toll On Central Valley Employment Numbers

As water supplies shrink due to the ongoing drought—the driest in the California’s recorded history—unemployment in the Central Valley’s agricultural industry is predicted to rise.


Construction workers build a parking garage. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bay Area, California Unemployment Up Slightly As U.S Jobless Rate Falls

Unemployment rates rose in July in the Bay Area and statewide, even as the national unemployment rate declined, state officials said Friday.


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California Jobless Rate Remains Steady At 9.8 Percent

State officials say California’s jobless rate remained at 9.8 percent in December, the same rate as in November.


California Unemployment Rate Drops To 11.3 Percent

California Unemployment Rate Drops To 11.3 Percent

California’s unemployment rate fell to 11.3 percent in November, the lowest it has been since May 2009.



Advice To Bay Area Job-Seekers: Think Positive

With unemployment climbing toward 10 percent nationwide, and California’s rate already over 12 percent, it’s no wonder job applicants are a little desperate.



Unemployment May Trigger Sluggish Shopping Season

California’s high unemployment rate could trigger a sluggish retail season.