County sees slight drop in unemployment

San Luis Obispo County’s jobless rate is beginning to decrease, after reaching a yearly high in July, according to the latest preliminary data released by California’s Employment Development Department (EDD), which tracks and documents unemployment rates in California. In September, the…

Job hunting: the early bird catches the worm

Erik Hansen is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Policy and the “When I Was a Mustang…” columnist.

Prospective solar farm could strengthen local economy with jobs, dollars

A 1,500-acre solar farm is pending approval by the county Planning Commission. If permits are granted, the farm could bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to the local economy.

Despite high unemployment, students still ‘have opportunities’

The graduating class of 2011 may have something to look forward to this year despite the bad economy. While preliminary unemployment rates for November 2010 show an increase in the number of jobless claims in San Luis Obispo and across…