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Unemployment Down On Central, South Coasts

The latest figures show a drop in the jobless rate statewide, and on the Central and South Coasts. In Ventura County, the jobless rate dipped from 3.2% in April to 3% in May.  Santa Barbara County showed an even bigger month to month drop, from 3.5% to 2.9%.

And, San Luis Obispo County had the lowest jobless numbers in the region, going from 2.7% in April to 2.4% in May. Statewide, unemployment was 4.2% in May, one tenth of a percent less than in April.

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. 
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