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Latest Figures Show Slight Unemployment Drop On Central, South Coasts

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The unemployment rate at the state level held steady for July 2021, but dropped on the Central and South Coasts.

New jobless numbers show no change at state level.

After a slight increase in June, unemployment numbers dipped slightly in July on the Central and South Coasts.

Ventura County posted a 6.4% jobless rate in July, down slightly from 6.5% in June. Santa Barbara County dipped month-to-month from 5.9% to 5.8%. And, San Luis Obispo County showed the largest improvement, going from 5.9% unemployment in June to 5.7% in July.

Statewide, the month-to-month jobless rate held steady at 7.6%. By comparison, because of the pandemic the state's unemployment topped 13% in June of 2020.