December 2019 County Labor Market Information
Unemployment Rate for San Luis Obispo County increases in November
The San Luis Obispo County Monthly Employment Report (November 2019) shows a decrease in the civilian labor force, a decrease in civilian employment, and an increase in civilian unemployment.
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported the unemployment rate was 2.5% in November 2019, up from a revised 2.4% in October 2019. SLO County now holds the 6th lowest Unemployment Rate in California. The unadjusted Unemployment Rate in California is 3.7% and 3.3% for the nation during the same period.
Month-over Job Changes
Government experienced the most gain, adding 700 jobs in November 2019. Trade, Transportation & Utilities had a gain of 400 jobs. The Educational & Health Services industry gained 100 jobs.
The Financial Activities, Mining, Logging, & Construction, Other Services and Information industries experienced no change.
The Manufacturing industry experienced the largest loss in November 2019, losing 200 jobs. The Leisure & Hospitality and Professional & Business Service industries each had a loss of 100 jobs.
Total Farm experienced a loss of 600 jobs.
Overall, employers in San Luis Obispo County gained 200 jobs in the past month.
Year-over Job Changes
Between November 2018 and November 2019, six industries experienced year-over gains.
Educational & Health Services experience the highest year-over growth gaining 1,000 jobs. Leisure & Hospitality gained 800 jobs. Government and Professional & Business Services gained 500 jobs each. Manufacturing and Other Services each added 100 jobs.
The Financial Activities and Information industries experienced no change.
Trade, Transportation & Utilities experienced the most year-over loss losing 600 jobs. Mining, Logging, & Construction had a year-over loss of 300 jobs.
Total Farm had a year over gain of 100 jobs.
Overall, employers in San Luis Obispo County have added 2,200 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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