The South Bay job market charged ahead during July, leading the Bay Area and accounting for a jaw-dropping one-fourth of all the jobs that California added last month, a new state government report released Friday showed.
Santa Clara County added 4,900 jobs in July, while other metro centers in the Bay Area were feeble by comparison.
The East Bay gained 100 jobs and the San Francisco-San Mateo region added just 300, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the state’s Employment Development Department.
All told, the Bay Area gained 4,900 jobs, largely because the other urban centers in the nine-county region posted weak gains or suffered outright employment losses during July.
Sonoma County was the weakest metro center in the area with a loss of 900