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Unemployment up statewide, and in Tri-Counties

California's unemployment rate is up for the first time since 2020.

California has first increase since May of 2020.

Just released figures show a spike in unemployment on the Central and South Coasts, as well as statewide.

Ventura County’s jobless rate went from 3.2% in July, to 3.5% in August.

Santa Barbara showed a month-to-month increase from 2.8% to 2.9%.

And, the unemployment rate in San Luis Obispo County also increased, going from 2.5% in July to 2.7% in August.

The state shows its first monthly unemployment rate hike in more than two years. California’s numbers went from 3.9% in July, to 4.1% in August.

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.