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March unemployment down in East Bay
East Bay Business Times - 4:35 PM PDT Friday
The unemployment rate in the East Bay was 4.4 percent in March, according to figures released Friday by the California Employment Development Department.
The figure was below the year-ago estimate of 5.3 percent.
This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 5 percent for California and 4.8 percent for the nation during the same period. The unemployment rate in Alameda County was 4.5 percent. In Contra Costa County, unemployment was at 4.3 percent.
The total number of jobs in the area was up 2,500 to 1,050,300.
Leisure and hospitality added 1,000 jobs, mainly in accommodation and food service. Education and health services grew by 700 jobs, mostly in health care and social assistance. Professional and business services fell by 700 jobs.
Between March 2005 and March 2006, industry employment grew by 2.2 percent, or 22,900 jobs.
Strong annual growth occurred in construction which gained 8,200 jobs; financial activities added 3,600 jobs and leisure and hospitality gained 3,400 jobs. "
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