The latest unemployment figures from the state show a month to month drop in unemployment in Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties.
The percentage of unemployed in Ventura county went from 8% in July to 7.8% in August. The jobless rate for Santa Barbara County dropped from 6.7% in July, to 6.3% in August.
The region bucked what happened statewide. California’s jobless rate went from 8.7% in July, to 8.9% in August.