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New Unemployment Numbers Show Drop In People Out Of Work Statewide, And On Central, South Coasts

California Employment Development Department
California's unemployment rate dippled slightly in August, as did the numbers for the Central and South Coasts.

All three counties in the Tri-County area show month-to-month improvement.

There’s good news about the unemployment picture on the Central and South Coasts.

The jobless rate dropped throughout the Tri-Counties last month.

In Ventura County, the unemployment rate went from 6.4% in July, to 6.2% in August. Santa Barbara County’s jobless rate went from 5.7% to 5.5%. And, in San Luis Obispo County, the percentage of people out of work also went from 5.7% to 5.5%.

There was also a slight improvement statewide, with the unemployment rate going from 7.6% in July to 7.5% in August.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.