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Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, Social Services office hours will be limited to Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

To Prevent Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Department of Social Services is committed to a continuation of services during this crisis. The Department encourages applicants and participants to go online to apply for benefits, submit documents, and manage their cases. 

Submit documents by emailing [email protected]

1) Please include your full name, your phone number, your case number (if known), and your worker’s name  and worker number to make sure the information is correctly routed

2) Submit documents or manage your case by accessing your MyBenefitsCalWIN account at

* Getting Started in My Benefits CalWIN (MyBCW) – English

* Getting Started in My Benefits CalWIN (MyBCW) – Spanish

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January 2020 County Labor Market Information

Unemployment Rate for San Luis Obispo County remains unchanged in December

The San Luis Obispo County Monthly Employment Report (December 2019) shows a decrease in the civilian labor force, a decrease in civilian employment, and no change in civilian unemployment.



The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported the unemployment rate was 2.5% in December 2019, unchanged from a revised 2.5% in November 2019. SLO County now holds the 7th lowest Unemployment Rate in California. The unadjusted Unemployment Rate in California is 3.7% and 3.4% for the nation during the same period.


Month-over Job Changes

The Trade, Transportation & Utilities and Educational & Health Services industries experienced the most gain, adding 100 jobs each in December 2019. 

The Financial Activities and Information industries experienced no change.

The Government industry experienced the largest loss in December 2019, losing 2,000 jobs. The Mining, Logging, & Construction industry lost 200 jobs. Other Services, Leisure & Hospitality, Manufacturing and Professional & Business Service industries each had a loss of 100 jobs.

Total Farm experienced a loss of 400 jobs.

Overall, employers in San Luis Obispo County lost 2,800 jobs in the past month.


Year-over Job Changes

Between December 2018 and December 2019, six industries experienced year-over gains.

Educational & Health Services experience the highest year-over growth gaining 1,300 jobs. Leisure & Hospitality gained 900 jobs. Professional & Business Services gained 600 jobs. 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 500 jobs. Mining, Logging, & Construction had a year-over loss of 300 jobs and Government lost 200 jobs.

Total Farm had a year over gain of 100 jobs.

Overall, employers in San Luis Obispo County have added 2,100 jobs in the past year.

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

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