Unemployment rates in the state and in the Bay Area continued to drop in February, according to employment data released today.
The California unemployment rate dropped to 9.6 percent in February, well below a year ago when it stood at 10.8 percent, according to the California Employment Development Department.
In the Bay Area, the jobless rate was down in many counties, including San Francisco, which saw a drop from 6.8 percent in January to 6.3 percent in February.
Marin County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state, dropping to 5.4 percent last month.
The highest unemployment rate in the Bay Area for February was in Solano County at 9.3 percent. However, that figure dropped from 10 percent the previous month.
Nationally, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in February.
Sasha Lekach, Bay City News