View Northern CA Unemployment in a larger map

SFGate's 'Scavenger' came up with the above handy Google map, denoting the 20 northern California cities with the highest unemployment rates. While it's not a joyous thing to behold, it is interesting to see where we're at right now in the state. The top spots went to #5: Madera (18.5% unemployment), #4: Salinas (18.7%), #3: Yuba City (19.2%), #2: Ceres (19.2%), and #1: Watsonville (24%).

Some Bay Area cities that made the list include Oakland (13.9%), East Palo Alto (16.8%), and San Pablo (17.6%), coming in at #18, #10 and #8, respectively.

Not so fun now, is it?

The Sacramento Bee has more info on all 20 cities.