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 →
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 →
Both Santa Barbara and Ventura counties saw total agriculture revenue rise 5% between 2020 and 2021, combining for nearly $4 billion in revenue, despite a steep decline in a usually popular fruit, avocados. The 2021 crop reports for both Santa Barbara County and Ventura County were released in late July, while the county of San Read More →
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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 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 →