After January spike, unemployment drops on Central, South Coasts in February
State numbers also down, but California still has one of the highest jobless rates in the nation.
After a bump upwards in January, unemployment has once again dipped on the Central and South Coasts.
Just-released figures show the jobless rate in Ventura County went from 4.8% in January to 4.1% in February.
Santa Barbara County’s unemployment numbers declined from 4.8% to 4.3%. And, San Luis Obispo County’s numbers also dropped, going from 3.8% in January to 3.3% last month.
The state also showed improvement as a whole. California was at 5.7% unemployment in January, and it dropped to 5.4% in February. It’s one of the highest rates in the nation, but still much better than the 8.6% number for the same month a year ago.