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Unemployment continues to drop on Central and South Coasts

California Employment Development Department Graphic
California's jobless rate remained steady from month-to-month at 7.5%, but the Central and South Coasts had major drops in jobless numbers.

Region faring much better job-wise than state as a whole.

The unemployment picture continues to improve on the Central, and South Coasts, although it’s still not quite down to pre-pandemic levels.

The jobless rate in Ventura County dipped from 6.2% in August to 5.3% in September. Santa Barbara County went from 5.5% to 4.7% month-to--month.

And, San Luis Obispo County also showed major improvement, with the number of people out of work dropping from 5.5% in August to 4.6% in September.

Statewide, the unemployment rate held steady, at 7.5% for both August and September. Californnia and Nevada are tied with having the highest unemployment rates in the country.