Unemployment continues to drop on Central, South Coasts
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.