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.
In July, Alameda County had an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent and Contra Costa showed .7 percent.
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. Alamo, with a workforce of 7,800, had 200 unemployed, giving it 2.8 percent unemployment in July.
Pleasanton, with a workforce of 36,600, had 1,400 people out of work, with a 3.9 percent employment rate.
Dublin showed 4.7 percent unemployment, with 700 of its 15,900 workforce out of work. Livermore topped the list of local cities at 5 percent unemployment; 2,100 people out of its total workforce of 42,400 were looking for work in June.
By comparison, Oakland had the highest unemployment in Alameda County, at 11.9 percent, and Hayward showed an unemployment rate of 8.7 percent.
Bay Point, San Pablo and Richmond in Contra Costa County were among the highest in that county.
Baypoint showed 4,400 unemployed, giving it a 15.3 percent unemployment rate, while San Pablo showed 15.6 percent unemployed. Richmond had 12.5 percent unemployed, with 6,800 people out of work.
Between June 2013 and July 2013, the total number of jobs in Alameda and Contra Costa decreased by 11,100 jobs to total 988,300.
But the total number of jobs across the East Bay rose 7,200 jobs, or 0.7 percent between July 2012 and July 2013.
That includes 3,700 more jobs in leisure and hospitality, mostly in food services and drinking places. Trade, transportation and utilities expanded payrolls to add 3,300 jobs; wholesale trade was up 1,300 jobs
Transportation, warehousing and utilities gained 1,200 jobs, and retail trade increases by 800 jobs. Other major industries with year-over job gains included: private educational and health services which added 2,000 jobs, construction, up by 1,700 jobs, and professional and business services, which added 1,600 jobs.
In the two counties, public and private schools lost 9,600 jobs seasonally in line with their usual trend of scaling back operations for the summer. Health care and social assistance posted a loss of 1,200 jobs, and leisure and hospitality reduced payrolls seasonally by 900 jobs, much more than its typical loss of about 100 in June and July.
Trade, transportation and utilities added 500 jobs over the month. That includes an increase in wholesale trade -- up 1,300 jobs -- that more than offset declines in transportation, warehousing, and utilities, which were down 600 jobs, and in retail trade, down 200 jobs.
Employment in public sector, government jobs rose between July 2012 and 2013, with a loss of about 1,300 jobs.