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Unemployment continues to drop on Central, South Coasts

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State's unemployment continues to drop, but still one of the highest percentages in nation

State also continues to improve, but jobless rate still one of highest in nation.

Just-released numbers show that unemployment is continuing to drop on the Central and South Coasts.

In Ventura County, the jobless rate went from 5% in October to 4.4% in November. Santa Barbara County’s unemployment rate dipped from 4.4% to 3.9%. And, San Luis Obispo County has the lowest out-of-work percentage in the region, moving from 4.3% in October to 3.6% last month.

The statewide jobless rate is still one of the highest in the nation, at 6.9% in November. But, it’s down from 7.3% in October.