Unemployment up statewide, and in Tri-Counties
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.