July 18, 2014
The proportion of North Bay residents seeking jobs edged upward and job growth rates slowed in all six counties in June, according to preliminary state figures released Friday.
In five of the six North Bay counties, rates of joblessness last month were below the statewide level, and year-over-year job growth rates bested or matched California-wide growth.
June 20, 2014
The unemployment rate for Sonoma County last month was the lowest it’s been in six years, dropping to 5 percent, while the North Bay as whole saw a decrease in jobless rates as well, according to preliminary figures released Friday.
May 16, 2014
Hiring picked up in April in counties across the North Bay, pushing unemployment rates to the lowest levels since the 2008 economic recession, according to preliminary state figures released Friday.
April 18, 2014
Unemployment rates across the North Bay improved slightly in March and were well below the year-ago estimate, according to initial state estimates released Friday.
March 21, 2014
Sonoma County led the North Bay in February in the number of jobs added year-over-year, while unemployment rates across the North Bay were largely unchanged or a few tenths of a percentage point lower after a seasonal uptick in January, according to state figures released Friday.
March 7, 2014
While jobless rates increased in North Bay in January because of seasonal job shifts, the region had net gains of at least 16,800 jobs in January from a year before, according to state figures released Friday.
February 24, 2014
Employment projections for California North Coast counties from 2010 to 2020 show significant gains in both the fastest growing and largest expanding job categories, according to state-conducted surveys.
January 24, 2014
Five of the six North Bay counties had lower rates of joblessness in December than for California as a whole, and three counties were better off in unemployment than the nation, according to the latest state figures.
The unadjusted unemployment rate was 7.9 percent for California and 6.5 percent for the nation last month, according to the Employment Development Department.
December 20, 2013
Annual job growth in the North Bay’s largest counties — Sonoma and Solano — accelerated in November after easing in previous months, and unemployment rates mostly decreased throughout the North Bay last month, according to the latest state estimates.
November 22, 2013
Unemployment rates across the North Bay dropped in September and largely remained the same in October, according to figures from the state Employment Development Department.
September 20, 2013
Unemployment rates across the North Bay dropped in August, as hiring activity picked up with the start of the school year, according to figures from the Employment Development Department.
August 16, 2013
Unemployment rates rose in North Bay counties in July a few 10ths of a percentage point, while annual job growth mostly was in positive territory, despite slowing significantly in the region’s largest county.
The unemployment rate in Sonoma County was 7.1 percent in July, up from a revised 6.7 percent in June, and below the year-ago estimate of 8.9 percent.
August 5, 2013
Hiring activity across the North Bay is picking up as the summer season slowdown comes to a close, particularly as the wine industry ramps up for harvest season and other employers continue to see improvements, according to employment experts.
July 19, 2013
Unemployment rates across the North Bay edged upward in June, as a summer season slowdown led to employers shedding jobs across a number of industries.
July 1, 2013
Unemployment rates across the North Bay dropped in May, spurred in part by the start of the tourism high season and related hiring, according to the latest figures from the state Employment Development Department.
June 21, 2013
Unemployment rates across the North Bay dropped in May, as the tourism sector drove hiring in several counties while others saw improvements across a range of industries, according to figures released this morning by the Employment Development Department.
May 17, 2013
Unemployment rates across the North Coast continued to fall, with every county improving its jobless rate over both the last month and over the year, according to figures released by the Economic Development Department.
April 19, 2013
Unemployment rates across the North Bay in March dropped several percentage points, and Sonoma County had its best year-over-year job growth in 12 years, according to state figures released this morning.
March 29, 2013
Unemployment rates across the North Bay dropped in February, in some counties by more than a full percentage point, as the January holiday lull in hiring gave way to positive growth in a number of industries, according to preliminary state figures released Friday.
Five of the six North Bay counties added 13,900 jobs over 12 months.
January 18, 2013
Unemployment rates in the six North Bay counties edged upward or remained unchanged in November, according to state figures, as lower employment in farming and processing winegrapes after the harvest helped offset hiring in retail for the holidays.
Despite the dip in farming employment, Sonoma County continued to have among the fastest annual job growth in the state last month.