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Central Coast unemployment rate continues to drop

Unemployment numbers released Friday by the California Employment Development Department shows the jobless rate in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties is down again.

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties are both among the ten best performing counties in California.

Santa Barbara's rate for March dropped to 6.7 percent, compared to 7.1 in February. San Luis Obispo saw a one point drop in March to 6.1 percent unemployment.

Monterey County's rate is significantly higher at 12.6 percent, but that's down from 13.1 in February.