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  • Local economy shows steady improvement

    April 1, 2011 10:05 PM

    Good news for the nation's economy. The unemployment rate in the U.S. has reached a two year low. The latest numbers show unemployment in the u-s dropped to 8.8 percent in March, but in California, the rate is more than 12 percent. Locally, unemployment in San Luis Obispo County... more »
  • Santa Maria woman credits free courses with landing a job

    February 22, 2011 8:37 PM

    If you're a Santa Barbara County resident looking for a job, we have good news. There are classes being offered for free to gain some new skills in high demand jobs. This at a time when the unemployment rate in the county is still high. The latest figures show in... more »
  • Training programs look to lower rising jobless rates

    July 19, 2010 1:30 PM

    While state and national unemployment rates dropped in June, it's a different picture locally. The jobless rate in Santa Barbara County jumped from 8.3 to 8.8 percent, but it still has the second lowest rate in California. Still, some of the cities within the county are relatively high. Of... more »

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