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Around SLO: Jobless Rate Down Again / Hotel Occupancy Slides Here

October 22,2017-

The unemployment rate in the San Luis Obispo County was 3.6 percent in September 2017, down from a revised 4.3 percent in August 2017, and below the year-ago estimate of 4.1 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.7 percent for California and 4.1 percent for the nation during the same period. SLO’s jobless rate is down over 12% from a year ago. The September report show hospitality jobs have climbed in the county  by 700 over the past year.

The September unemployment rate this year- 4.3% – is the lowest Sept number since September 2006 when it was 3.6%

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Highway 1 Closure Seen in SLO Tourism Stats

Hotel occupancy was down countywide in SLO County overall in July 2017 vs July 2016.The number show an 85% occupancy vs 85.9% a year earlier.

But Cambria was down more than 2% and San Simeon occupancy was down to 73% – more than 12% lower.Morro Bay was down by 1.3%

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