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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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July 2020 County Labor Market Information

Unemployment Rate for San Luis Obispo County decreased in June 2020.

The San Luis Obispo County Monthly Employment Report (June 2020) shows an increase 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 11.5% in June 2020, down from a revised 12.9% in May 2020. SLO County now has the 12th lowest Unemployment Rate in California. The unadjusted Unemployment Rate in California is 15.1% and 11.2% for the nation during the same period.


Month-over Job Changes

Leisure & Hospitality experienced the most gains adding 3,400 jobs during the month of June 2020. The Trade, Transportation & Utilities industry gained 600 jobs followed by Educational & Health Services with a gain of 500 jobs. Manufacturing added 300 jobs. The Other Services industry added 200 jobs. Both the Financial Activities and the Professional & Business Services industries had gains of 100 jobs each.

The Information industry experienced no change in the month of June.

Government experienced the most loss, losing 1,600 jobs in of June 2020. The Mining, Logging, and Construction industry had a loss of 400 jobs.

Total Farm experienced a gain of 200 jobs.

In June, San Luis Obispo County employers experienced a gain of 3,400 jobs overall.


Year-over Job Changes

Between June 2019 and June 2020, all industries experienced year-over losses.

The Leisure & Hospitality industry experienced the highest year-over loss, losing 6,600 jobs. Government experienced a year-over loss of 3,500 jobs. The Trade, Transportation & Utilities industry experienced a year-over loss of 2,100 jobs. The Manufacturing and Mining, Logging, & Construction industries each experienced a loss of 1,400 jobs. Educational & Health Services followed close behind, losing 1,300 jobs and Professional & Business Services lost 1,200 jobs. The Other Services industry had a loss of 1,000 jobs. Information had a year-over loss of 200 jobs. The Financial Activities industry lost 100 jobs.

Total Farm experienced a year-over loss of 300 jobs.

Overall, employers in San Luis Obispo County have lost 19,100 jobs in the past year.

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

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