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SLO economy hampered by slow growth, economist says

By   /  Monday, November 7th, 2022  /  Latest news, middle, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SLO economy hampered by slow growth, economist says

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Region’s unemployment rate dips below 3%

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2022  /  Latest news, middle, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s unemployment rate dips below 3%

The unemployment rate in the tri-county region dipped just below 3% in September, as the state of California hit a new record low of 3.9%, according to data released Oct. 21 by the California Employment Development Department. Ventura County’s unemployment rate in September was 3.3%, down from 3.5% in August. In Santa Barbara County, the Read More →

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SLO County sets record with $1.1B in ag revenue

By   /  Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SLO County sets record with $1.1B in ag revenue

Total revenue for the agricultural industry in San Luis Obispo County hit an all-time high in 2021, at just under $1.1 billion, according to data released Aug. 23 by the San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. That amounts to a 10% increase over 2020’s total revenue, and it’s only the second time San Luis Read More →

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Region’s unemployment rate flat at 3%, state hits all-time low

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2022  /  Latest news, middle, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s unemployment rate flat at 3%, state hits all-time low

The unemployment rate in the tri-county region was 3% in July, the same as the month before, while California hit a new record low in July at 3.9%, according to data released Aug. 19 by the California Employment Development Department. Ventura’s unemployment rate in July was 3.2%, unchanged from the previous month and well below Read More →

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Unemployment in region hits new record low at 2.5%

By   /  Friday, June 17th, 2022  /  Latest news, left, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Unemployment in region hits new record low at 2.5%

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Dayspring sentenced to 22 months for bribing county supervisor for cannabis permits

By   /  Tuesday, May 31st, 2022  /  Government, Latest news, left, Regions, San Luis Obispo County  /  Comments Off on Dayspring sentenced to 22 months for bribing county supervisor for cannabis permits

The cannabis grower who bribed a San Luis Obispo County supervisor has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison. Helios Dayspring, who also goes by “Bobby,” was sentenced on May 27 by U.S. District Judge André Birotte Jr. in his Los Angeles courtroom. Dayspring has also paid $3.4 million to the IRS as restitution Read More →

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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 →