From the Chronicle:
California officials say unemployment rates in the Bay Area jumped in January, reaching 9.4 percent in the San Jose area, 9.2 percent in the East Bay and 7.5 percent in San Francisco and vicinity.
The San Francisco metropolitan area, which includes Marin and San Mateo counties, experienced the mildest rise from December’s 6.2 percent, and still has one of the lowest rates in the state.
And in related national news: Mortgage Delinquencies Rise to Record on Job Losses.
UPDATE: County level detail from a plugged-in reader:
Note that SF’s unemployment rate is 8.0% (up from 6.5% in December) according to today’s release. Marin and San Mateo counties’ rates are lower, bring the MSA rate down. So we’re “less bad” than the rest of the state, but that is a huge one-month leap.
∙ Bay Area unemployment jumps higher [SFGate]
∙ Mortgage Delinquencies Rise to Record on Job Losses [Bloomberg]