Marin County has the state’s lowest unemployment rate, followed by San Mateo County and San Francisco, the latest data show.
The unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in Marin County, 4.9 percent in San Mateo County and 5.3 percent in the City and County of San Francisco, the state’s Employment Development Department reported for the period ended January 2014.
Those numbers compare to a state unemployment rate of 8.5 percent.
Between January 2013 and January 2014, the total number of jobs in those three counties expanded by 37,000 jobs, or 3.6 percent.
The majority of the increase was spurred by professional and business services, which rose by 15,400 jobs.
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