There have been some major drops in unemployment in Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Santa Barbara County’s jobless rate dipped from 6.8% in March, to 5.4% in April. In San Luis Obispo County, unemployment went from 6.1% in March, to 5.2% in April.
Statewide, unemployment dipped below 8% for the first time since 2008. It dropped from 8.1% in March, to 7.8% in April.