San Luis Obispo County jobless rate climbs in November

December 21, 2010

San Luis Obispo County lost an additional 1,300 jobs from October to November increasing the number of unemployed to 13,600, according to a report released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.

Last month, of the 96,300 non-farm county jobs, 23,100 were employed in the government sector. Nationally and statewide, government makes up nearly 20 percent of non-farm jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A recent economic forecast from Sung Won Sohn at Cal State Channel Islands suggests that weakness in the government sector and the probability of falling tax revenue will slow down an already sluggish recovery. [LATimes]

In November 2010, San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate was 9.9 percent, up from 9.4 percent in June 2010. The rate is higher than the national average of 9.3 percent and below the state’s 12.4 percent rate.



  1. willie says:

    One lingers on and wander why a rich nation can have few rich and many poor
    The protocol works this way:
    When cuts become necessary, it starts at the bottom plus tax.
    When there are bonuses or stimulus, the bulk is dispersed at the top.
    Things would be much different if reversed.

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    • slowtime says:

      I have been looking at the different states re taxes (sales, income, property) and we here in CA are getting reamed! I am bewildered why CA is so far in the hole??? Our income is huge in comparison to the other 49…

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  2. easymoney says:

    The jobs situation in CA is not one of money but of taxes and over regulation of businesses. Why do they flee from CA and go to other states that court them? Why is the only area of the states economy that is not hurting or losing jobs is the government sector?
    As for the stimulus boondoggle/bailouts, it is not a question of not enough money or cutting taxes as much as it is cutting spending. Take the school districts as an example, more money is spent in CA per student than ever before, but that money does make it to the students…

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    • danika says:

      Taxes…fees. Same diff. It all comes out of the same pockets no matter what it’s called. OUR pockets.

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  3. danika says:

    And it just keeps getting worse. I guess that stimulous bill thrust down the throats of the taxpayers didn’t reach California. Our best hope for job growth is the tax reduction just passed, right? You know, the one that doesn’t reduce taxes but increases our deficite by billions of dollars…

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