The State Economic Development Department has put out the April unemployment statistics, and the state’s unemployment dropped dramatically from 9.4% in March to 9% in April. The statistics also show a dramatic drop in unemployment across Santa Clara County, and in Sunnyvale specifically. In the past month, the county’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.2% in March to 6.5% in April. Sunnyvale’s rate dropped from 6.1% in March to 5.5% in April. This is a significant drop from last April’s rate of 7% – 22% of Sunnyvale’s unemployed found jobs in just the past year.
More to do, still.