June 2021 County Labor Market Information

Unemployment Rate for San Luis Obispo County decreased in June 2021.

The San Luis Obispo County Monthly Employment Report (May 2021) 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 5.2% in May 2021, down from a revised 5.5% in April 2021. SLO County ranks 7th lowest Unemployment Rate in the state. The unadjusted Unemployment Rate in California is 7.5% and 5.5% for the nation during the same period.


Month-over Job Changes

The Manufacturing industry experienced the most job gains this reporting period, adding 300 jobs during the month of May. The Mining, Logging, and Construction, Information, Educational & Health Services, Other Services, and Government industries experienced a gain of 100 jobs each.

The Trade, Transportation & Utilities, Financial Activities, Professional & Business Service, and Leisure & Hospitality industries underwent no change during the May reporting period.

There were no job losses reported during this period.

Total Farm gained 300 jobs this reporting period.

In the May reporting period, San Luis Obispo County employers experienced a gain of 1,100 jobs overall.


Year-over Job Changes

The Leisure & Hospitality industry is up 2,600 jobs from May of 2020. The Trade, Transportation & Utilities industry has also experienced a year-over gain of 2,300 jobs. Both the Manufacturing and Professional & Business Services industries had year-over gains of 1,200 jobs each. The Educational & Health Services industry is up 1,000 jobs from a year ago. Other Services is up 700 and both the Mining, Logging, and Construction and Information 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 700 jobs, and the Financial Activities industries experienced a year-over loss of 100 jobs.

Total Farm experienced a year-over loss of 700 jobs.

Overall, employers in San Luis Obispo County have gained 7,800 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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