April 2021 County Labor Market Information

Unemployment Rate for San Luis Obispo County decreased in April 2021.

The San Luis Obispo County Monthly Employment Report (March 2021) shows a decrease in the civilian labor force, an increase in civilian employment, and a decrease in civilian unemployment.



The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported the unemployment rate was 5.8% in March 2021, down from a revised 6.3% in February 2021. SLO County continues to rank 6th lowest Unemployment Rate in the state. The unadjusted Unemployment Rate in California is 8.2% and 6.2% for the nation during the same period.


Month-over Job Changes

The Leisure & Hospitality industry experienced the most job gains this reporting period, adding 800 jobs during the month of March. The Government industry gained 400 jobs. The Manufacturing industry gained 300 jobs. Trade, Transportation & Utilities gained 200. The Mining, Logging, and Construction and the Information industries experienced a gain of 100 jobs each.

The Financial Activities, Professional & Business Service and Other Services industries experienced no change during the March reporting period.

The Educational & Health Services industry was the only industry that had job losses this period, losing 500 jobs in the month of March.

Total Farm experienced no change.

In the March reporting period, San Luis Obispo County employers experienced a gain of 1,400 jobs overall.


Year-over Job Changes

Between March 2020 and March 2021, all industries except Manufacturing and Information remained at a year-over loss.

The Manufacturing industry experienced the only year-over job gains, adding 100 jobs.

The Information industry remained unchanged from one year ago.

The Leisure & Hospitality industry continues to be the industry with the highest year-over loss, losing of 5,000 jobs. The Government industry saw a year-over loss of 3,700 jobs. Educational & Health Services experienced a year-over loss of 2,300 jobs. Other Services lost 1,000 jobs. The Mining, Logging, & Construction industry experienced a loss of 400 jobs. Lastly, the year-over job loss in the Trade, Transportation & Utilities, Financial Activities, and Professional & Business Services industries was 300 jobs each.

Total Farm experienced a year-over loss of 100 jobs.

Overall, employers in San Luis Obispo County have lost 13,300 jobs in the past year.

This report is written by the San Luis Obispo County Workforce Development Board Staff.

Data Source: http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov

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