Unemployment numbers for the South and Central Coast are mixed.
According to the California Employment Development Department, Ventura County’s jobless rate jumped from 5% in July to 5.3% in August. Unemployment also rose in San Luis Obispo County where it increased by 0.1% to 4.3% in August. The percentage of people out of work in Santa Barbara County actually dipped slightly from 4.7% in July to 4.6% last month.
California’s job market continued to slow down in August, losing 8,200 nonfarm jobs. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, rose to 5.1%, up from 4.8% in July.