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Unemployment Up In Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 1:50pm

Unemployment has taken a jump on the Central and South Coasts in the latest month to month figures.

In Santa Barbara County, the numbers went from 5.6% in May, to 6.3% in June.

In San Luis Obispo County, the rate climbed from 5.7% in May, to 6.4% last month.

The numbers are looking better statewide, with the jobless rate slipping from 8.6% in May, to 8.5% in June.

That’s the lowest statewide figure in nearly five years.

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