Having jumped in September, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job ticked up by another 1,800 over the past month to a record 565,700 in October while the labor force increased by 2,200 to a record 578,900, pushing the employment rate up from 2.2 to 2.3 percent having dropped to 2.1 percent in April.
And as such, there are now 129,000 more people living in San Francisco with paychecks than there were at the start of 2010 and 10,700 more than at the same time last year versus a year-over-year increase of 10,300 in October of 2017 and 15,000 in October of 2015.
In Alameda County, which includes the City of Oakland, the estimated number of people living in the county with a paycheck ticked up by 1,700 to a record 837,800, which is now 145,000 more than at the start of 2010 and 15,500 above its mark at the same time last year while the unemployment rate inched up to from 2.8 to 2.9 percent.
Across the greater East Bay, total employment inched up by 3,300 in October to 1,349,400, which is 26,000 above its mark at the same time last year, and the unemployment rate held at 2.9 percent.
Up in Marin, the number of employed residents inched up by 400 to 141,800, which is 3,200 above its mark at the same time last year, and the unemployment rate held at 2.3 percent.
And down in the valley, employment in San Mateo County increased by 1,700 to a record 451,200 in October, which is 8,700 above its mark at the same time last year while the unemployment rate held at 2.1 percent, and employment in Santa Clara County increased by 4,800 to a record 1,047,500, which is 32,700 more than at the same time last year, while the unemployment rate inched up from 2.4 to 2.5 percent, resulting in a blended unemployment rate of 2.4 percent across Silicon Valley (versus 2.2 percent this past April) and 2.6 percent across the Bay Area having dropped to 2.3 percent in May.