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Jobless rate continues to drop on Central, South Coasts

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California's unemployment dipped in October, as did jobless numbers on the Central and South Coasts.

Latest numbers show statistics approaching pre-pandemic levels.

New figures show the jobless rates continue to drop on the Central and South Coasts, with the numbers approaching pre-pandemic levels.

Ventura County went from a 5.3% jobless rate in September to an even 5% in October. Santa Barbara County moved from 4.6% to 4.5%.

And, San Luis Obispo County also showed improvement, with the unemployment rate going from 4.5% in September to 4.3% in October.

Statewide, the month-to-month jobless rate went from 7.5% to 7.3%

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.