Unemployment down in San Luis Obispo County
January 30, 2014
San Luis Obispo County is ranked fifth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report released last week by the California Employment Development Department.
The SLO County unemployment rate fell from 6 percent in November to 5.6 percent in December. In the past 12 months, the region gained about 1,800 jobs.
Significant increases were seen in the mining, logging and construction sectors which added approximately 400 new positions. The biggest decline was seen in local government, which lost 900 jobs in December.
SLO County’s unemployment rate is lower than the national average of 6.7 percent and the state’s 8.3 percent rate, both which fell in December.
In California, Marin County is ranked number one with an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent and Imperial County comes in on the bottom with an unemployment rate of 22.5 percent.