It's the Holiday Season, and you might not be able to afford gifts for
your family, but that doesn't mean America isn't going to try it's
damnedest to sell them to you. And that's why trade, transportation and utilities gained 300 jobs
between September and October. Public and private schools gained 2,600
jobs and leisure and hospitality lost 1,500 jobs, mostly in arts,
entertainment and recreation. Construction lost 400. Construction and
hospitality workers: Have you considered teaching school?
Between October 2008 and October 2009, San Francisco/Marin/San Mateo
lost 49,200 jobs, a decrease of 4.9 percent. That's a sobering number.
That's why we're officially renaming October "Oct-sober."
How do we stack up against our neighbors, you ask, your last bitter
morsel of pride stuck in your craw? (You're going to eat it later -- that's lunch!) Oakland/Fremont/Hayward Metropolitan Counties'
unemployment rate was 11.5 in October, up from 11.3 in September.
Come on guys. Are we really gonna let Oakland beat us?