Articles Tagged With ‘Economy’

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PG&E to pay local agencies more for Diablo Canyon closure

PG&E has upped its financial settlement offer, proposing to dole out $85 million, rather than $49.5 million, to compensate local government agencies that stand to lose tax revenue as a result of the planned closure of Diablo Canyon power plant.... (Continue reading)

New construction down in SLO County

By Sierra 2 the Sea publisher John Lindt New home construction and commercial building activity in San Luis Obispo County has slowed dramatically during the first eight month of 2016, according to Construction Monitor. This year, builders received 295 permits... (Continue reading)

Record breaking year in tourism dollars

San Luis Obispo County brought in $1.58 billion in tourism dollars in 2015, a record breaking year with a 4 percent increase in tourism dollars over 2014. [KSBY] Tourism officials are already planning ways to make next years numbers even... (Continue reading)

Report: SLO County has jobs but lacks quality work

A new report on the state of the local economy indicates that San Luis Obispo County has a higher level of employment than state and national averages, but local jobs tend to offer relatively low pay and little advancement opportunity.... (Continue reading)

California a not-so-golden state

A pair of extensive studies unveiled this week suggest that California doesn’t compare well to the rest of the nation in “fundamental” well-being in analysis of economic, fiscal, educational, and personal factors. The primary report was prepared by Harvard University’s... (Continue reading)

SLO County employment spurred by tourism

The number of people employed in San Luis Obispo County has risen over the past year prompted heavily by the local tourism industry, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. County residents who make a... (Continue reading)

SLO County jobless rate drops to 7.4 percent

San Luis Obispo County is ranked fifth out of 58 California counties for lower numbers of unemployed workers, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. In California, Marin County is ranked number one with an... (Continue reading)

California leads housing gain

A sharp drop in new defaults shows that California is recovering from the housing collapse faster than any other state, according to a report by a home-loan data specialist. That’s somewhat ironic, as California led the U.S. into the bust.... (Continue reading)

State earners’ income steady

The average household income among Californians rose only slightly last year, but the rates of both poverty-level income earners and those without medical insurance were nearly tops in the nation. That’s the finding of a new report from the U.S.... (Continue reading)

Man lights himself on fire in Arroyo Grande

A man doused himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire near the corner of Olohan Alley and Short Street in Arroyo Grande on Monday. A witness told police the man, fully engulfed in flames, ran across the Swinging Bridge.... (Continue reading)

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