The latest unemployment figures show that the jobless rate remained flat from month to month statewide, but increased on the Central Coast.
California’s unemployment rate was 7.4% in June, and stayed the same for July.
It was a much different picture locally. Santa Barbara County climbed from 5.4% in June, to 6% in July. San Luis Obispo County’s jobless rate is also up, from 5.3% in June, to 6% in July.