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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.

Unemployment across the South and Central Coasts has slightly declined.

The California Employment Development Department is reporting that Ventura County’s jobless rate fell 0.1% from 4% in June to 3.9% in July. In Santa Barbara County, the percentage of those unemployed also dropped 0.1% to 3.8% last month. And, the unemployment rate in San Luis Obispo County was 3.1% in July, down from 3.2% a month earlier.

Unemployment is on the rise along the South and Central Coast.

The California Employment Development Department is reporting a jobless rate of 4% in Ventura County last month, which is up 0.8% from May. In Santa Barbara County, the unemployment rate of 3.1% in May jumped to 3.9% in June. And, in San Luis Obispo County, the percentage of people unemployed was 3.3% in June, an increase of 0.8% from a month earlier.

Unemployment numbers for the South and Central Coast are mixed.

According to the California Employment Development Department, Ventura County’s jobless rate jumped from 5% in July to 5.3% in August. Unemployment also rose in San Luis Obispo County where it increased by 0.1% to 4.3% in August. The percentage of people out of work in Santa Barbara County actually dipped slightly from 4.7% in July to 4.6% last month.

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.

There’s some good news about the job market for the South and Central Coasts. Unemployment is falling.

The California Employment Development Department is reporting that the jobless rate in Ventura County was 4.7% in February, down from 5.1% in January. For Santa Barbara County, the unemployment rate was 5.5% last month, dipping 0.5% percent from a month earlier. And, the percentage of people unemployed in San Luis Obispo County was 3.9% last month, decreasing from 4.3% in January. Employers on the South and Central Coasts have added more than 15,000 jobs in the past year.

Things are looking a little dim when it comes to the job market on the South and Central Coasts.

The California Employment Development Department has released numbers showing that the unemployment rates for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are up while the state’s jobless numbers are down.

In Ventura County, the unemployment rate was 5.1% in January, climbing from 4.8% in December. The percentage of those out of work in Santa Barbara County was 5.9% in January, which is a 0.5% increase from the month before. And, the jobless rate in San Luis Obispo County was 4.2% in January, a jump from 3.9% in December.