While the unemployment rate in San Francisco ticked up from 3.3 percent in September to 3.4 percent last month, it was driven by an increase in the size of the labor force and the number of people living in the city with a job increased by 2,400 to a record 548,900.
As such, there are now 83,400 more people living in San Francisco with paychecks than there were at the end of 2000, an increase of 112,200 since January of 2010 and 15,400 more than at the same time last year.
In Alameda County, which includes Oakland, while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent, employment ticked up by another 3,900 in October to a record 812,100, which is 23,200 higher than at the same time last year and an increase of 120,100 since January 2010.
And while the unemployment rate across the greater East Bay held at 4.4 percent, employment ticked up by 6,500 to a record 1,352,000.
Up north, employment in Marin County ticked up by 1,300 to a record 141,700 while the unemployment rate held at 3.3 percent. And down in the valley, while the unemployment rate in San Mateo County ticked up from 3.0 to 3.1 percent, employment increased by 2,000 to a record 443,600 and by 2,500 to a record 1,018,300 in Santa Clara County while its unemployment rate held at 3.8 percent.