Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. It is named after the 18th-century Irish bishop and philosopher George Berkeley. It borders the cities of Oakland and Emeryville to the south and the city of Albany and the unincorporated community of Kensington to the north. Its eastern border with Contra Costa County generally follows the ridge of the Berkeley Hills. The 2010 census recorded a population of 112,580.
The unemployment rate in Berkeley is 2.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Berkeley's jobs have increased by 1.4%.
Compared to the rest of the country, Berkeley's cost of living is 135.2% higher than the U.S. average.
September, August, and July are the most pleasant months in Berkeley, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
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