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Unemployment Rate Rises On South And Central Coasts

Unemployment is ticking up across the South and Central Coasts.

The California Employment Development Department is reporting that the jobless rate in Ventura County was 5% in July, up a half-percent from June. In Santa Barbara County, unemployment increased by 0.4% to 4.7% last month. And, in San Luis Obispo County, jobless numbers also rose. The unemployment rate was 4.2% in July compared to 3.7% a month earlier.

California’s jobless rate rose slightly to 4.8% from June’s rate of 4.7%. For the state, manufacturing lost the most jobs, followed by the mining and logging sector. California still added 82,600 nonfarm payroll jobs.