Santa Clara County's booming job market surged to a new pinnacle during May and now boasts a record number of jobs, leading Bay Area employment growth last month, according to a state labor report released Friday.
Santa Clara County in May had 1,076,500 jobs, which was 2,600 more than the prior all-time high.The East Bay gained 400 jobs during May, the state Employment Development Department said.The San Francisco-San Mateo region lost 2,200 jobs, according to EDD figures that were analyzed by Beacon Economics.The technology sector was the primary driver of the South Bay's job gains in May.
Tech companies added 3,300 jobs and the hotel and restaurant industry gained 400 jobs, according to an analysis of the EDD report that was compiled by Beacon Economics.
The San Francisco-San Mateo metro area suffered declines in multiple industries, including 1,300 construction jobs and 1,100 technology jobs.
California gained 15,200 jobs and the statewide unemployment rate improved to 5.2 percent in May, the EDD reported.
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