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Fire and Debris-Flow Panel, March 28th 2018

Thanks to our sponsors, panelists, and attendees for joining us in discussion about the recent disasters in Santa Barbara County. Click here to access the presentations from our event.

Check out our 2017 Community Indicators Project!

 June Employment and May Housing Data Now Available!



May employment data shows continued stability for Santa Barbara County labor markets. At first glance, unadjusted data suggests the county's unemployment rate for May is at 3.1%. When adjusting for seasonality, which makes month-by-month comparisons of economic time series more pragmatic, the county's unemployment rate is currently at 4.0%, down from 4.6% one year ago. Broken down by industry, Information (1.7%) and Leisure and Hospitality (1.1%) showed the largest increases in employment from April to May. Overall, total nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.2% over this time period. See all the numbers and remaining employment data here.

Recent Content

View the latest housing and employment data.  
  • Latest Employment Data: 9/15/2017
  • Latest Housing Data: 9/20/2017

Check out coverage and full presentations from our 2017 South County and North County Economic Summits.


Read articles describing the latest local data and articles discussing various features of the local economy (seasonality, banking industry concentration, etc.).