Unemployment Rate in Mountain View Remains Flat

July unemployment rates released Friday showed little change in the state and Bay Area.

Unemployment rates changed little in California and in the Bay Area in July, according to a report released Friday by state employment officials.

California's unemployment rate remained at 10.7 percent in July for the second month in a row, according to the California Employment Development Department. That's 1.2 percent lower year-to-year than the 11.9 percent in 2011, but still higher than the average U.S. rate of 8.3 percent.

Santa Clara County's rate remains below the state average at 8.7 percent or a total of 79,600 residents unemployed.

Mountain View still fares better than the state and county average, at 6.4 percent of its labor force unemployed or a total of 2,800 residents out of 44,000 eligible workers.

In the county, the lowest unemployment numbers belong to Los Altos and Saratoga, each with 4.4 percent.

San Martin comes in with the highest unemployment numbers in July, at 20.3 percent, with the next highest numbers at 13 percent in Gilroy.

Marin County, which maintains the lowest jobless rate in the state, experienced a small increase for the second month in a row, from 6.6 percent in June to 6.7 percent in July.

Meanwhile Solano County, which has the highest unemployment rate in the Bay Area, had a small decrease from 10.5 percent in June to 10.3 percent in July.

Elsewhere in the Bay Area, the unemployment rate in San Francisco dropped slightly from 7.8 percent in June to 7.6 percent in July. Alameda County came in at 9.5 percent.

The state's unemployment rate is derived from a federal survey of 5,500 households around California.

--Bay City News contributed to this article

randy albin August 20, 2012 at 08:16 PM
apparently there are jobs around the silicon valley. mountain view is very different now than it was some decades ago. why not take it easy and hike around the walking trails and daydream in the parks?


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