Hiring surged in November as employers added 321,000 jobs, crowning 2014 as the strongest year for job growth since 1999. The unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 percent, down from 7 percent this time last year.
Check out which states have the lowest unemployment rates as of October, the latest state figures available.
19. (tie) Pennsylvania -- 5.4 percent (-0.3 percent)
19. (tie) Wisconsin -- 5.4 percent (-0.1 percent)
17. (tie) Virginia -- 5.3 percent (-0.2 percent)
17. (tie) Ohio -- 5.3 percent (-0.3 percent)
16. Texas -- 5.1 percent (-0.1 percent)
15. Wyoming -- 4.7 percent (unchanged)
12. (tie) Montana -- 4.5 percent (-0.1 percent)
12. (tie) Iowa -- 4.5 percent (-0.1 percent)
12. (tie) Oklahoma -- 4.5 percent (-0.2 percent)
10. (tie) Kansas -- 4.4 percent (-0.4 percent)
10. (tie) Vermont -- 4.4 percent (unchanged)
9. Colorado -- 4.3 percent (-0.4 percent)
8. New Hampshire -- 4.2 percent (-0.1 percent)
6. (tie) Idaho -- 4.1 percent (-0.4 percent)
6. (tie) Hawaii -- 4.1 percent (-0.1 percent)
5. Minnesota -- 3.9 percent (-0.2 percent)
4. Utah -- 3.6 percent (+0.1 percent)
3. Nebraska -- 3.4 percent (-0.2 percent)
2. South Dakota -- 3.3 percent (-0.1 percent)
1. North Dakota -- 2.8 percent (no change)
The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Officer says all necessary precautions involving the patient have been taken.
Santa Barbara County Public Health officials are looking into a possible case of measles.
Santa Barbara County Health workers have confirmed the child suspected of having measles does not. Tests done on the child have come back negative.
The Boy Scouts and a sex abuse victim settled a lawsuit after three days of trial in a Santa Barbara courtroom.
A Santa Barbara taxi company will not have to pay an $8 million settlement after a jury verdict in Santa Barbara Superior Court.
Santa Barbara City Fire photo
Santa Barbara City Firefighters and the Harbor Patrol quickly put out a boat fire in the Santa Barbara Harbor Tuesday night. The cause is a mystery.
For the past 18 years, a local non-profit has been changing the lives of children through rhythm. There will be a fundraiser to help continue these programs for our local children Friday, February 6.
Southern California Edison announced a project to improve the reliability of the power grid in Santa Barbara, including areas of downtown affected by outages over the past several months.
Oscar Flores photo
The Attenborough Award for Excellence in Nature Filmmakinghonored the Cousteau Family, Jean-Michel and his son and daughter Fabien and Celine.
Photos: Oscar Flores
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