While the California unemployment rate stayed flat in January at 9.8 percent, the rate crept up in parts of the Bay Area, including Palo Alto and Santa Clara County as a whole, according to data released by the state's Employment Development Department.
Palo Alto's unemployment rate edged up from 4 percent in December of 2012 to 4.2 percent in January and Santa Clara County's rate grew from 7.6 to 7.9 percent.
Mountain View's unemployment rate went from 5.6 percent in December to 5.9 percent.
During the same time East Palo Alto's unemployment rate jumped from 14.4 percent to 15 percent. Menlo Park's rate increased from 4.8 to 5 percent.
San Mateo County's rate went from 6 to 6.3 percent.
In the Bay Area, the highest jobless rate was in Solano County at 10 percent in January.
Other counties saw unemployment rates rise, including San Francisco where December's 6.5 percent rate bumped up to 6.8 percent in January.
The lowest unemployment rates in the Bay Area and state remain in Marin County at 5.8 percent.
However, that rate increased slightly from 5.5 percent in December.
Nationwide, the unemployment rate in January was 7.9 percent.