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Mountain View Unemployment at 7.4 Percent

New data places the city in the middle of the pack in Santa Clara County for unemployment rates.

Mountain View's unemployment rate registered at 7.4 percent or 3,100 people of the city's 42,300 labor force, according to the state's preliminary August Employment Development Department data released Friday.

it hovered at 7.6 percent.

Santa Clara County's unemployment rate dropped below 10 percent compared to California's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, which increased from 12 to 12.1 percent from July.

At 9.9 percent, the county ranks ninth in the state for the proportion of active job seekers compared to the employed labor workforce. Marin County at 7.3 percent and San Mateo County at 8.3 claim the two lowest spots.

The national rate remained flat at 9.1 percent month-to-month.

Here's how Mountain View and the rest of the cities in the county stacked up:


Total labor force Number employed Number unemployed Unemployment rate Gilroy 21,400
18,300
3,200
14.8% Morgan Hill  17,800 15,500 2,300 12.3% San Jose 465,600 414,300 51,300 11.0% Milpitas 32,100 28,800 3,300 10.2% Santa Clara 57,000 51,800 5,200 9.1% Campbell 22,700 20,700 1,900 8.5% Sunnyvale 75,700 69,300 6,500 8.5% Mountain View 42,300 39,100 3,100 7.4% Los Gatos 15,400 14,400 1,000 6.5% Cupertino 24,400 22,800 1,600 6.4% Palo Alto 31,600 29,900 1,700 5.3% Los Altos 12,700 12,100 600 5.1% Saratoga 13,400 12,700 700 5.0%




Santa Clara Co. 886,100 798,200 87,900 9.9%

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