Unemployment

City unemployment rate drops to 8.9 percent

Though Berkeley’s unemployment rate reached its lowest point in nearly three years in December, local employers and statewide trends suggest recovery remains precarious. Berkeley’s unemployment rate was 8.9 percent in December, the lowest rate since February 2009, according to data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. According to
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Bay Area post offices to shorten hours

With the increase in email usage and online correspondence, post offices in the Bay Area are set to cut back their hours starting next month, according to Bay City News. Beginning Feb. 20, 61 post offices in six Bay Area counties will have shorter hours, with most opening 30 minutes
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Bay Area leads state in job growth

Although economic development and employment growth remain stagnant in the United States, several regions in California, including the Bay Area, are rising above the nation’s daunting statistics. According to economists at the UCLA Anderson Forecast, the Bay Area has been adding jobs this year at a faster rate than California
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This weekend in Bay Area theaters

This weekend in the Bay Area, you have a variety of opportunities to catch exciting films both classic and current. The 3rd Annual Oakland Underground Film Festival kicks off tomorrow with “Yelling to the Sky,” which was a hit at this year’s SXSW and stars Zoe Kravitz — who really
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