The Bay Area job market roared to life in June, creating nearly 17,000 new jobs last month, with gains propelled by all three of the region's primary urban centers.
The robust employment gains were a welcome counterpoint to the sluggish job growth that surfaced in the area during the prior months in the spring.
The East Bay added 7,400 jobs during July, the South Bay gained 4,000 and the San Francisco-San Mateo-Marin metro region produced 6,100 new jobs, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the state's Employment Development Department. Overall, the Bay Area added 16,900 payroll jobs during June.
California added 38,300 jobs last month. The statewide unemployment rate improved to 10.7 percent
Jobless rates in the Bay Area improved during June, an analysis of seasonally adjusted figures supplied by Beacon Economics showed.
The overall jobless rate for the Bay Area was 8.5 percent in June, compared with 8.6 percent in May, the Beacon study found.
The East Bay jobless rate was 9.2 percent in June, down from 9.3 percent the prior month. The South Bay jobless rate was unchanged at 8.6 percent, the Beacon analysis determined. The San Francisco-San Mateo-Marin jobless rate was 7.1 percent in June, lower than the May rate of 7.2 percent.
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