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Unemployment Up In Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties

Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 10:45am

The latest unemployment numbers show an increase in the jobless rate for Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties.

In Ventura County, unemployment rose from 7.4% in June, to 8% in July.

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

There was also a statewide hike, 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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