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Unemployment up in Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties, while flat in San Luis Obispo County


Jobless percentage also up statewide.

New figures show unemployment has made a slight uptick in the Tri-Counties.

The state Employment Development Department reports Ventura County’s jobless rate went from 4.4% in September to 4.5% in October.

Santa Barbara County had a slight month to month increase, moving from 3.6% to 3.7%. San Luis Obispo County remained flat, with a 3.5 percent unemployment rate for September and October.

The statewide jobless percentage is up slightly. California’s unemployment moved from 4.7% in September to 4.8% in October. However, the state added 40,000 new non-farm jobs during that period.

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.