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Unemployment Dips On Central And South Coasts

Just released statistics show a drop in the unemployment numbers for the Central and South Coasts.

In Ventura County, the jobless rate dipped from 5.7% in August to 5.5% in September. Santa Barbara County’s unemployment dropped month to month from 4.8% to 4.6%. And, San Luis Obispo County had the lowest unemployment rate in the Tri-Counties, going from 4.5% in August to 4.2% in September.

The state added 30,000 jobs in September, the eighth straight month of job growth. California’s month to month unemployment rate held steady at 5.5%

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.