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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 →

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Santa Maria cannabis farm hit with environmental lawsuit

By   /  Friday, January 21st, 2022  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Government, Latest news, Law & Goverment, right, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria cannabis farm hit with environmental lawsuit

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Unemployment drops in state and region

By   /  Friday, December 17th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, right, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Unemployment drops in state and region

Unemployment in the tri-county region dropped to near pre-pandemic levels in November, at a combined rate of 4.1% for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, according to data released Dec. 17 by the California Employment Development Department. All three counties had significantly lower unemployment rates than the state as a whole, which reported Read More →

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Opinion: Santa Barbara County’s redistricting hinges on your participation

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2021  /  Government, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Santa Barbara County’s redistricting hinges on your participation

By Glenn Morris and Megan Turley The right to vote is one of our most foundational rights as Americans — we have the right to be equally and fairly represented. Santa Barbara County is redistricting, which means that we are assessing current supervisorial district boundaries and redrawing all five districts based on the federal 2020 Read More →