San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate rises
March 5, 2011
The rate is higher than the national average of 9.4 percent and below the state’s 12.4 percent rate, both which fell in January.
Last month, state education positions fell by 1,100 in San Luis Obispo County. Private sector jobs in hospitality, transportation, finance and retail sectors also declined during January.
Local government employee numbers grew by 23 percent from December to January with an increase of approximately 2,000 jobs.
Here are the January 2011 San Luis Obispo unemployment rates:
Arroyo Grande 10.5 percent
Atascadero 8.4 percent
Baywood/Los Osos CDP 8.0 percent
Cambria CDP 7.2 percent
Cayucos CDP 6.0 percent
Paso Robles 12.2 percent
Grover Beach 10.1 percent
Lake Nacimiento CDP 10.5 percent
Morro Bay 8.1 percent
Nipomo CDP 13.5 percent
Oceano CDP 18.8 percent
Pismo Beach 10.5 percent
San Luis Obispo 11.3 percent
San Miguel CDP 11.1 percent