While an estimated 16,000 San Francisco residents were either newly hired or returned to work last month, for a total of 499,100 employed, there are still 74,800 fewer employed people in the city than there were prior to the pandemic and 66,300 fewer than at the same time last year with an unemployment rate of 12.5 percent.

As a point of reference, the unemployment rate in San Francisco maxed out at around 9.4 percent at the height of the Great Recession, but there are now 62,400 more employed people in San Francisco than there were in January of 2010.

Over in Alameda County, which includes the City of Oakland, 19,300 residents returned to work last month for a total of 712,700 employed, but there are still 102,700 fewer employed residents than at the same time last year, or four months ago, with an unemployment rate of 13.4 percent.

Across the greater East Bay, including Solano County, 35,900 residents returned to work last month, for a total of 1,360,700 employed, which is still 196,300 fewer than in February, or at the same time last year, with an blended unemployment rate of 13.5 percent.

Up in Marin, 5,000 residents returned to work last month but total employment (119,700) remains down by over 16,000 since February, or at the same time last year, with an unemployment rate of 10.0 percent. Employment in Napa ticked up by 3,300 in June to 65,000 but is still down by 8,000 on a year-over-year basis with an unemployment rate of 11.5 percent. And 9,500 residents returned to work in Sonoma County for a total of 224,400 employed, which is still down by 27,100 since February and 25,400 fewer than at the same time last year with an unemployment rate of 11.5 percent.

Down in the valley, 12,800 residents returned to work in San Mateo County but total employment (394,200) is still down by 59,000 since the pandemic hit with an unemployment rate of 10.8 percent. And while 30,800 people returned to work in Santa Clara County, total employment (929,100) is still 99,000 lower than in February with an unemployment rate of 10.7 percent.

And as such, while nearly 114,000 people returned to work last month across the Bay Area, total employment (3,592,200) is still down by 479,200 since the pandemic hit with an unemployment rate of 12.1 percent overall.

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