The latest unemployment numbers show an increase in the jobless rate for Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties.
In Ventura County, unemployment rose from 7.4% in June, to 8% in July.
In Santa Barbara County, unemployment rose from 6.3% in June, to 6.7% in July.
There was also a statewide hike, 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%.