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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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June 2020 County Labor Market Information

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

The San Luis Obispo County Monthly Employment Report (May 2020) shows a decrease in the civilian labor force, a decrease in civilian employment, and a decrease in civilian unemployment.



The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported the unemployment rate was 12.7% in May 2020, down from a revised 14% in April 2020. SLO County now has the 15th lowest Unemployment Rate in California. The unadjusted Unemployment Rate in California is 15.9% and 13% for the nation during the same period.


Month-over Job Changes

Leisure & Hospitality experienced the most gains adding 600 jobs during the month of May 2020. The Educational & Health Services and Other Services industries both had gains of 200 jobs each.

The Mining, Logging, and Construction, Information, Manufacturing, Financial Activities, and Trade, Transportation & Utilities industries experienced no change in the month of May.

Government experienced the most loss, losing 2,100 jobs in of May 2020. The Professional & Business Services industry had a loss of 100 jobs.

Total Farm experienced a gain of 600 jobs.

In May, San Luis Obispo County employers experienced a loss of 600 jobs overall.


Year-over Job Changes

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

The Leisure & Hospitality industry experienced the highest year-over loss, losing 9,500 jobs. Government experienced a year-over loss of 2,900 jobs. The Trade, Transportation & Utilities industry experienced a year-over loss of 2,300 jobs. The Educational & Health Services industry followed close behind losing 2,200 jobs. Manufacturing lost 1,900 jobs. Professional & Business Services experienced a loss of 1,400 jobs. The Other Services industry lost 1,200 jobs. Mining, Logging, & Construction had a year-over loss of 900 jobs. The Financial Activities and Information industries each lost 200 jobs.  

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

Overall, employers in San Luis Obispo County have lost 23,000 jobs in the past year.

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

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