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Oakland has the 46th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Oakland is part of the San Francisco metro area. Unemployment in the San Francisco area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. San Francisco has the 7th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Oakland is above average at $72,740, and the median cost of a home in Oakland is $435,000, which is above the national average. 38% of workers in Oakland hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 80% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Oakland. 65% of Oakland workers drive to work alone, 12% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 12% walk. People in Oakland spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

Oakland One-Stop Career Center

7677 Oakport Road
Oakland, CA 94621

The English Center One-Stop Jack London Square

66 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Merritt College One Stop Career Center

12500 Campus Drive
Building R, Room 105
Oakland, CA 94619
510-436-2445, Ext. 2637

Unity Council Multicultural One-Stop Career Center

1900 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
510-535-6101, ext 6944

Lao Family Community Development Inc.

1551 23rd Ave
Oakland, CA 94606