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Low Unemployment in Los Gatos

The unemployment rate fell in both Santa Clara County and the state.

Los Gatos' unemployment rate in December of 2013 was at 3.7 percent. Patch file photo
Los Gatos' unemployment rate in December of 2013 was at 3.7 percent. Patch file photo

—Written by Bea Karnes

The unemployment rate for Santa Clara County continues to edge downward, just 5.7 percent in December, according to figures released Friday, Jan. 24 by the California Employment Development Department.

That compares favorably with the rest of the state with an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent. The national number is 6.5 percent.

Several job categories posted gains including manufacturing, construction, health care, trade, transportation and utilities.

Trimming jobs were farming and private educational services.

Here are the December 2013 unemployment rates for select Santa Clara County cities and towns:

  • Campbell  4.9%
  • Cupertino  3.6%
  • Gilroy  8.7%
  • Los Altos  2.8%
  • Los Gatos 3.7%
  • Milpitas  5.9%
  • Mountain View  4.7%
  • Palo Alto  3.7%
  • Saratoga  2.8%


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Larry Arzie January 24, 2014 at 06:02 PM
I would not think our unemployment figures come from the service areas. But even so 3.7% is around 150 locals not working. Hmm 3,7% sounds goods, it could be worse.
Marilyn Leonard January 24, 2014 at 06:02 PM
This is good news!

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