The East Bay's unemployment rate took a slight dip last month as the region added 4,900 jobs.
The jobless rate in the East Bay now stands at 8.4 percent, a two-tenths of a percentage point drop from October.
The unemployment rate in Contra Costa County is 8.3 percent while Alameda County stands at 8.5 percent.
The state Employment Development Department reported the East Bay added 4,900 jobs in November, raising the work force to 978,700.
Retail trade, with holiday season hiring, was the big difference. That industry added 4,900 jobs while the rest of the business sectors cancelled each other out.
Government, information and construction industry jobs rose slightly while leisure and hospitality lost 1,400 jobs and food services dropped 1,100 jobs. Business, professional, manufacturing and farm sectors also showed slight job decreases.
In Contra Costa County, most communities experienced a drop in unemployment of one-tenth to two-tenths of a percentage point.
Concord's jobless rate is now 8.9 percent while neighboring Walnut Creek stands at 5.6 percent.
Pleasant Hill's rate is now 6.7 percent while Martinez is 6.6 percent.
Danville's jobless rate is 4.3 percent, San Ramon is 3.4 percent and Alamo is 3.0 percent.
Unemployment in Pinole is now 5.7 percent while Hercules is 5.9 percent.
Moraga's rate is 4.9 percent, Orinda is 3.1 percent and Lafayette is 3.0 percent.
San Pablo has the highest rate of any incorporated city with 16.7 percent.