July 2021 County Labor Market Information

Unemployment Rate for San Luis Obispo County increased in July 2021.

The San Luis Obispo County Monthly Employment Report (June 2021) shows an increase 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 5.8% in June 2021, up from a revised 5.2% in May 2021. SLO County ranks 10th lowest Unemployment Rate in the state. The unadjusted Unemployment Rate in California is 8% and 6.1% for the nation during the same period.


Month-over Job Changes

The Trade, Transportation & Utilities industry experienced the most job gains this reporting period, adding 200 jobs during the month of June. The Mining, Logging, and Construction, Manufacturing, and Professional & Business Service industries experienced a gain of 100 jobs each.

The Information, Financial Activities, Leisure & Hospitality, and Other Services industries remained unchanged during the June reporting period.

The Government and Educational & Health Services industries each lost 100 jobs in June.

Total Farm gained 100 jobs this reporting period.

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


Year-over Job Changes

The Trade, Transportation & Utilities industry is up 1,200 jobs from June of 2020. The Professional & Business Services industry as also experienced a year-over gain of 1,100 jobs. Manufacturing followed close behind with a job gain 1,000. The Other Services industry had year-over gain of 300 jobs. Leisure & Hospitality is up 200 and the Mining, Logging, and Construction, Information, and Educational & Health Services industries experienced a modest year-over gain of 100 jobs each.

The Government industry is currently the industry with the highest year-over loss, losing 1,100 jobs, and the Financial Activities industries was reported at a year-over loss of 200 jobs.

Total Farm experienced a year-over loss of 200 jobs.

Overall, employers in San Luis Obispo County have gained 2,600 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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