One of the highest unemployment rates in our area continues to be in the city of Lompoc.
The latest unemployment figure for Lompoc is 16.5 percent. Amy Gray, job seeker, said, "I can understand, Lompoc is not an easy place to find a job." It's up .5 percentage points... more »
California unemployment rate remained unchanged at 12.6 percent for April.
That's according to the latest figures from the California Employment Development Department. That state department says nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 14,200 last month. That means that California has gained some 56,400 jobs since the beginning of 2010. Still,... more »
The latest unemployment figures show the City of Santa Maria has a 15.3-percent unemployment rate. It's quite a bit higher than Santa Barbara County's unemployment rate, as of February 2010, of 9.9-percent. With the recent announcement of the closing of the UPS Call Center in Santa Maria, many are wondering... more »
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's unemployment rate hit a modern record of 12.6 percent in March, though it was up only a fraction over the previous month.
The state Employment Development Department also reported Friday that non-farm payroll jobs increased by 4,200 during the month as the economy shows... more »
California's unemployment is hovering at the all-time high rate of 12.5 percent.
That's the most recent news from the California Employment Development Department. It says Californians lost some 20,400 jobs in February. That rate is unchanged from January's unemployment rate. To provide some perspective on the economy, the unemployment... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent in February as employers shed fewer jobs than expected, evidence that the job market may be slowly healing.
The Labor Department said employers cut 36,000 jobs, below analysts' expectations of 50,000. Analysts expected the jobless rate to rise to... more »
More people are out of work in San Luis Obispo County, as well as Santa Barbara County, according to a report released today by the California Employment Development Department.
About 200 jobs were lost in Santa Barbara County in November, bringing the unemployment rate there to 8.9%. In October,... more »