Here in the East Bay, the unemployment rate dropped by almost two percentage points in a year, compared to data from August 2012.
Alameda County’s unemployment rate was 7.4 percent out of a labor force of 777,400. That is a decrease of 1.9 percent from the same time period last year.
Contra Costa County’s unemployment rate is 7.3 percent out of the 536,100 people in its labor force. That is a 1.8 percent decrease from data released one year ago.
California's unemployment rate reached 8.9 percent in August, while the U.S. unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent, according to the California Employment Development Department.
Patch compiled data for each city in which we have a presence. Take a look at this interactive chart to find out what the unemployment rate is in your city.
Click on the circular buttons to change the data display. Hover your mouse over the city name to highlight the bar that shows that city's information.
Editor's note: A statement released to the press about these data rates says that the state's unemployment rate is 8.9 percent. The graphic that accompanies it, as you can see here, shows 8.8 percent. We haven't been able to verify which one is accurate.