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Region’s unemployment at record low

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2022  /  Latest news, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s unemployment at record low

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 →

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Hearst Castle prepares to reopen after more than two years

By   /  Thursday, April 28th, 2022  /  Destinations, Latest news, middle, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Hearst Castle prepares to reopen after more than two years

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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Wine Buzz: Inside the long journey to establish the new SLO Coast wine region

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Columns, Latest news, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Subscriber content, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Wine Buzz: Inside the long journey to establish the new SLO Coast wine region

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Region’s unemployment rate reaches lowest level of pandemic

By   /  Friday, March 25th, 2022  /  Latest news, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s unemployment rate reaches lowest level of pandemic

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 →

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Region’s unemployment rate climbs to 4.6% in January

By   /  Friday, March 11th, 2022  /  Latest news, middle, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s unemployment rate climbs to 4.6% in January

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 →

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Federal, state authorities flag 71 bridges in tri-county region as ‘poor’

By   /  Thursday, February 10th, 2022  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Government, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Federal, state authorities flag 71 bridges in tri-county region as ‘poor’

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 →

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Tri-county unemployment rate ticks down in December

By   /  Friday, January 21st, 2022  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-county unemployment rate ticks down in December

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 →