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Latest Figures Show Unemployment Up In Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties

Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 11:26am

The latest unemployment numbers show an uptick in the jobless rate for Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

In Santa Barbara County, unemployment rose from 6.3% in June, to 6.7% in July.

In San Luis Obispo County, the numbers went from 6.4% in June, to 6.9% in July.

There was also a statewide increase, with the figure rising month to month from 8.5%, to 8.7%.

However, it’s still much better than a year ago, when the statewide unemployment for July was at 10.6%.

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