The U.S. economy is not in a recession and if one is coming soon we’re well-positioned to withstand it with minimal damage, UC Santa Barbara economist Peter Rupert said during a Ventura Chamber of Commerce event Nov. 9. Rupert is a professor of economics and the director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project. There is Read More →
Economists are predicting a recession will probably occur in full within the next two years, according to California State Controller Betty Yee, who spoke at an Aug. 24 event in Solvang hosted by the Solvang Chamber of Commerce. Some larger companies in California are already making decisions to delay hiring and delay business growth, Yee Read More →
The combined gross domestic product of the tri-county region dropped 2.4% from 2019 to 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, a better performance than either the state or the nation as a whole, according to data released Dec. 8 by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Gross domestic product is the dollar value of Read More →
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Unemployment rates in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties continued to inch downward in July, though all three remained at historically high levels in the fourth month of the coronavirus pandemic. The combined civilian unemployment rate for the tri-county area was 10.7 percent in July, according to a Business Times analysis of data Read More →
Alaska Airlines will fly direct daily from Santa Barbara to San Diego starting Nov. 20, Santa Barbara Airport announced Aug. 4. Alaska Airlines already offers daily service from Santa Barbara to Seattle and Portland. The new flight reduces travel between San Diego and Santa Barbara from a car trip that can take anywhere from four Read More →
Unemployment rates in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties all dropped in June, but all three remained in double digits, and worse than the nadir of the Great Recession a decade ago, according to data released July 17 by the California Employment Development Department. Ventura County’s unemployment rate was 12.6 percent in June, Read More →