There’s some good news about the unemployment situation in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as well as statewide. Just released September statistics show drops in the jobless rate.
In Ventura County, the number of people out of work went from 10.5 in August, to 10.1 percent in September.
In Santa Barbara County, unemployment dropped from 8.8 to 8.6 percent from August, to September.
Statewide, unemployment was down by two tenths of a percent, from 12.1, to 11.9 percent.