The trend splitting the Bay Area continued this month but with a little less vigor. The four “high-tech” counties that ring the western, eastern and southern edges of the San Francisco Bay continue to see strong employment growth. The five northern and far eastern counties have seen employment flatten or trend downward.
Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties have seen employment growth of between roughly 4% and 9% over the past six months.
Their low-tech cousins in Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Solano Counties have seen an average decline in employment of -1.19%.
See the Bay Area Employment Summary here.