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Danville, San Ramon among lowest unemployment rates in Contra Costa County

Original post made on Aug 20, 2013

Local cities remain among those least affected by unemployment, with lower unemployment figures than other areas of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, according to the latest figures from the state. San Ramon, with 900 residents unemployed out of its workforce of 29,400 had the lowest local rate, 3.1 percent. Danville showed 4 percent unemployment, with 1,000 people out of its 24,000 workforce out of work.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Aug 20, 2013 at 8:40 am

1. "San Ramon...had the lowest local rate, 3.1 percent. Alamo...(had a) 2.8 percent unemployment (rate) in July." Which is lowest?

2. Alamo had 200 unemployed out of their 7800 workforce. 200 / 7800 = 2.5%, not 2.8%. None of the rates given add up, what's up with that?