The Bay Area job market raced ahead in September, bolstered by big employment gains in the East Bay, and smaller increases in the South Bay and San Francisco areas, state labor officials reported Friday.
The East Bay added 2,400 jobs, the San Francisco-San Mateo region gained 1,000 and Santa Clara County added 200 jobs during September, according to a monthly report from the state’s Employment Development Department.
The Bay Area added 5,700 jobs last month. All the numbers were adjusted for seasonal variations.
California added 44,800 jobs during September and the statewide jobless rate remained at a record low of 4.2 percent, the lowest unemployment rate in a data series that began in 1976, according to the EDD.
The Bay Area has now topped 4 million payroll jobs for two months in a row, extending an employment boom that has chalked up job gains in the nine-county region for 17 consecutive months, the EDD figures show.
Source:: The Mercury News – Business