San Luis Obispo County jobless numbers increase

July 18, 2010

San Luis Obispo County’s jobless numbers have increased, with 600 more jobs lost from May to June, according to a report released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.

State and local government grew adding 300 San Luis Obispo County jobs, although there were still fewer of those jobs than a year ago. The federal government reduced their county force by 200 jobs.

In June 2010, San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate was 10 percent, up from 9.6 percent in May 2010. The rate is higher than the national average of 9.6 percent and below the state’s 12.2 percent rate.

Compared with June 2009, during the alleged height of the recession, the county is down 1,300 jobs.

Last month, California lost 27,600 jobs and the United States shed 125,000 jobs.

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What scares me the most is the out of 125,000 jobs lost last month, 27,600 of them were in California. Thanks, Schwarzenegger.

“Compared with June 2009, during the height of the recession, the county is down 1,300 jobs.”

If we are down 1300 jobs from last year during the height of the recession, it sure in the hell doesn’t sound better to me. This makes it sound like things are better??? Hmm 10% county 12% state?? Sounds like we are still at the height. Doesn’t sound or feel like it has gotten better. Not trying to be a pessimist. Just being a realist.

Oh and I don’t count adding Gov. jobs as anything positive. As I have stated before you need private sector more to stimulate an economy. So we added 300 jobs in a state of 30 million people. Guess I should go to the streets and rejoice. (Sarcasm intended)

State and local gov’t jobs are up by 300 month over month?

1) Why?

2) Who is paying them?

3) Where were the jobs listed? I missed the opporunity to join the throngs of applicants.

4) Each job costs min of $50,000, which means the rest of us need to come up with $15 million to pay for that?