The tri-county region’s unemployment rate dipped below 3% in April for the first time on record, as unemployment across the state continued its long post-pandemic decline. Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties had a combined unemployment rate of 2.9%, down from 3.4% the month before and 6.5% a year earlier, according to data Read More →
The top international traveler attraction in San Luis Obispo County will reopen its doors in May, offering a likely boost to nearby businesses, especially those that serve tourists. After a closure that has gone on for more than two years, the world-renowned Hearst Castle in San Simeon will reopen to guests on May 11. The Read More →
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The unemployment rate in the tri-county region dropped just below 4% in February, its lowest point since before the pandemic began and down from 4.6% the previous month. The statewide unemployment rate declined, too, as the omicron wave of COVID-19 cases began to subside, dropping from 5.7% in January to 5.4% in February, according to Read More →
The unemployment rates in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties all ticked up between December and January as the omicron wave of COVID-19 worsened, according to data released March 11 by the California Employment Development Department. The combined unemployment rate for the tri-county region was 4.6% in January, up from 4% in December. Read More →
Each day, an estimated 72,500 vehicles cross a bridge on the southbound lanes of Highway 101 over railroad tracks at the Montalvo Metrolink station in Ventura. In Santa Barbara County, bridges on the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 101 over San Jose Creek, west of Highway 217 in Goleta, carry about 60,500 vehicles every Read More →
The unemployment rate in California dropped a half a percentage point between November and December, while the tri-county job picture improved by a much smaller margin, according to data released Jan. 21 by the California Employment Development Department. The statewide unemployment rate was 6.5% in December, down from 7% in November, the biggest month-to-month improvement Read More →