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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. 

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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

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September 2019 County Labor Market Information

Unemployment Rate for San Luis Obispo County Increases in August

The San Luis Obispo County Monthly Employment Report (August 2019) 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 3.1% in August 2019, down from a revised 3.2% in July 2019. SLO County has the 8th lowest Unemployment Rate in California. The unadjusted Unemployment Rate in California is 4.2% and 3.8% for the nation during the same period.


Month-over Job Changes

There were no job gains in the month of August.

The Mining, Logging, and Construction, Information, Manufacturing, Other Services and Financial Activities industries experienced no change.

Government experienced the most loss, losing 1,500 jobs. Trade, Transportation & Utilities had a loss of 300 jobs. The Professional & Business Service industry had a loss of 200 jobs. The Leisure & Hospitality and Educational & Health Services industries lost 100 jobs each.

Total Farm experienced a loss of 300 jobs.

Overall, employers in San Luis Obispo County lost 2,500 jobs in the past month.


Year-over Job Changes

Between August 2018 and August 2019, five industries experienced year-over gains.

Educational & Health Services experience the highest year-over growth gaining 700 jobs. Leisure & Hospitality gained 500 jobs. Government gained 300. Professional & Business Services added 200 jobs and Other Services added 100 jobs.

Manufacturing, Financial Activities and Information experienced no change.

Trade, Transportation & Utilities  experienced the most year-over loss losing 600 jobs. Mining, Logging, & Construction had a year-over loss of 500 jobs.

Total Farm had a year over gain of 100 jobs.

Overall, employers in San Luis Obispo County have added 800 jobs in the past year.

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

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