The employment picture on the Central and South Coasts is continuing to improve after the region was hard hit by the coronavirus crisis.
In Ventura County, unemployment dropped from 8.7% in August to 8.4% in September. The month to month jobless rate dropped in Santa Barbara County from 7.6% to 7.4%.
San Luis Obispo County showed the most improvement in the region. The county’s unemployment rate dipped from 7.6% in August to 7.2% in September.
Statewide, the jobless rate went from 11.2% in August to an even 11% in September. One of the hardest hit sectors in the California’s economy continues to be the leisure and hospitality industry, which is down 580,000 jobs from a year ago.