The latest unemployment numbers show an uptick in the jobless rate for Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.
In Santa Barbara County, unemployment rose from 6.3% in June, to 6.7% in July.
In San Luis Obispo County, the numbers went from 6.4% in June, to 6.9% in July.
There was also a statewide increase, with the figure rising month to month from 8.5%, to 8.7%.
However, it’s still much better than a year ago, when the statewide unemployment for July was at 10.6%.