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Bay Area Adds 91,000 Jobs in 2012 — Strongest Performance in More Than a Decade

The Bay Area economy in 2012 powered to its strongest job performance since the dot-com boom, a clear indication that the region has banished the most recent recession, state labor officials reported Friday.

For all of 2012, the Bay Area added 91,400 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Friday by the state’s Employment Development Department. That was the best annual gain since 2000, when the nine-county region added 129,000 jobs at the apex of the Internet surge.

The South Bay added about 29,000 jobs during 2012, while the San Francisco-San Mateo-Marin region gained approximately 31,000 jobs and the East Bay added about 21,000.

Read more: San Jose Mercury News Bay Area adds more than 91000 jobs in 2012, the strongest annual performance