Private-sector jobs in the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan District (MD) – which includes the West Bay counties of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo – expanded over the month of July 2011 as private-sector industries in that area posted an overall net gain of 500 jobs, the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported on Friday.
The unemployment rate in the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City MD was 8.8 percent in July 2011, which compared favorably with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 12.4 percent for California and 9.3 percent for the U.S. during the same period. The unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in Marin County, 9.0 percent in San Francisco County, and 8.7 percent in San Mateo County.
Between June 2011 and July 2011, private-sector jobs located in the West Bay counties of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo posted gains in the following areas:
- Professional and Business Services netted 1,500 jobs, as employment increases in computer systems design and other professional, scientific, and technical services offset cutbacks in administrative and support services.
- Trade, Transportation, Utilities, and Manufacturing each expanded by 700 jobs.
On the negative side, job losses in the West Bay counties of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo occurred in the Government, Private Educational and Health Services, and Leisure and Hospitality.
The State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) labor report for the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City MD in July 2011 is available at http://www.calmis.ca.gov/file/lfmonth/sanf$pds.pdf.
The data is produced by the Labor Market Information Division of the California EDD and is available at http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov.