Articles Tagged With ‘Unemployment’




Psychiatric cuts at ASH raise alarms

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Deep budget cuts at Atascadero State Hospital have prompted administrators to slash positions of more than a dozen contract psychiatrists during the past three months, just as the hospital initiates a unique pilot program for collectively treating... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate drops again

For the fifth straight month, the jobless rate in San Luis Obispo County continued to fall increasing optimism of a prolonged economic recovery. The county unemployment rate fell from 10.5 percent in July to 8.8 percent in December, according to... (Continue reading)

No job? Too bad. Don’t even apply

“Unemployed need not apply.” It’s a phrase that has ignited an online firefight involving some of the nation’s biggest Internet job sites and aroused deeply-held philosophical divides, but a San Luis Obispo County web executive believes such a policy would be... (Continue reading)

SLO County unemployment rises with government lay offs

San Luis Obispo County lost 5,600 jobs in July increasing the unemployment rate from 9.9 percent in June to 10.5 percent in July, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. Much of last month’s bump in... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County facing massive layoffs

Officials at the California Men’s Colony (CMC) met last week to discuss a plan to lay off about 200 employees. Proposed layoffs at CMC include one chief deputy, two associate wardens, two captains, several lieutenants and sergeants as well as dozens... (Continue reading)

California ranks worst state for business

For the seventh year in a row, California tops the list as the worst state to do business, according to Chief Executive magazine's annual "Best & Worst States" survey which took the pulse of 550 CEOs across America. The executives evaluated... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County adds 2,000 jobs in February

San Luis Obispo County added 2,000 new jobs in February which dropped the unemployment rate from 10.3 percent in January to 9.8 percent in February, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. The numbers of... (Continue reading)

100,000 California jobs added in February

California added 100,000 new jobs in February, the highest monthly increase since the current record system began in 1990. By contrast, only 700 new jobs were created in January. [LA Times] The increase of 96,500 jobs was the largest month-over-month... (Continue reading)

California’s 2011 recovery dismal

Economists are predicting that California’s job market recovery will be more sluggish then original estimates, according to a recent UCLA report. [LATimes] The unemployment rate will remain in double digits until early 2013, the report says. California’s unemployment rate was... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate rises

The jobless rate in San Luis Obispo County rose from 10 percent in December to 10.3 percent in January, according to a report released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. The rate is higher than the national average of... (Continue reading)