The number of people living in San Francisco with a job increased by 3,500 last month to a record 547,100.
As such, there are now 81,600 more people living in San Francisco with paychecks than there were at the end of 2000, an increase of 110,400 since January of 2010 and 15,200 more than at the same time last year while the unemployment rate has dropped to 3.3 percent.
In Alameda County, which includes Oakland, employment jumped by 4,800 in September to a record 809,200, which is 22,400 higher than at the same time last year and an increase of 117,200 since January of 2010 while the unemployment rate has dropped to 4.3 percent.
Including Alameda, employment across the greater East Bay gained 7,800 to a record 1,347,000 with 4.4 percent unemployment.
Up north, employment in Marin County actually slipped from a record 140,700 in August to 140,400 in September, but the unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 percent as the labor force shrank.
And down in the valley, employment in San Mateo County ticked up by 2,700 to a record 442,100 with 3.1 percent unemployment and jumped by 5,600 in Santa Clara County to a record 1,015,600 with an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent.