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New Unemployment Figures Show Mixed Picture For Region

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 3:42pm

The latest unemployment figures for the South Coast show unemployment taking a substantial drop in Ventura County, and a slight rise in Santa Barbara County.

Ventura County dropped from a 10.1 percent unemployment rate in September, to 9.8 percent in October.  Santa Barbara County rose just slightly, from 8.5 percent in September, to 8.6 percent in October.

Statewide, unemployment showed a slight month to month decrease.  it went from 11.9 percent in September, to 11.7 percent in October.

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