May 2020 County Labor Market Information
Unemployment Rate for San Luis Obispo County increased in April 2020.
The San Luis Obispo County Monthly Employment Report (April 2020) shows a decrease 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 13.7% in April 2020, up from a revised 3.8% in March 2020. SLO County now has the 12th lowest Unemployment Rate in California, tied with Santa Barbara County. The unadjusted Unemployment Rate in California is 16.1% and 14.4% for the nation during the same period.
Month-over Job Changes
The impact of COVID-19 to our community was evident in our unemployment numbers as there were no gains reported in the month of April. Every industry in SLO County experienced a loss of jobs. The break down of losses is as follows:
The Leisure & Hospitality industry experienced the most loss, losing 9,900 jobs in the month of April. Professional & Business Services lost 1,900 jobs. The Educational & Health Services industry experienced a job loss of 1,800. Trade, Transportation & Utilities lost a total of 1,500 jobs. The Manufacturing and Government industries both experienced a loss of 700 jobs each. Other Services lost 600 jobs. The Mining, Logging, & Construction industry had a loss of 400 jobs. The Financial Activities industry lost 200 jobs and Information lost 100 jobs.
Total Farm experienced a loss of 200.
In April, San Luis Obispo County employers experienced a loss of 18,000 jobs overall.
Year-over Job Changes
Between April 2019 and April 2020, all industries experienced year-over losses.
The Leisure & Hospitality industry experienced the highest year-over loss, losing 10,100 jobs. Professional & Business Services and Educational & Health Services each lost 1,900 jobs. The Trade, Transportation & Utilities industry experienced a year-over loss of 1,500 jobs. Other Services lost 700 jobs. The Manufacturing industry lost 400 jobs. Mining, Logging, & Construction had a year-over loss of 300 jobs. The Financial Activities industry lost 200 jobs and Government 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 lost 17,900 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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