San Luis Obispo County Profile


 
About this area:
San Luis Obispo County is located on California’s central coast. The county is bordered on the north by Monterey, on the east by Kern and to the south by Santa Barbara. San Luis Obispo has several tourist attractions and recreational areas, including Hearst Castle in San Simeon, visited by more than 70,000 people annually.
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Labor Force
No. of
Employed
No. of
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
San Luis Obispo County 2024May135,800131,8004,0003.0
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2024MayTotal, All Industries126,500
2024MayTotal Nonfarm120,500
2024MayService-Providing103,200
2024MayTotal Private97,600
2024MayPrivate Service Providing80,300
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers2020 - 2030306030100.0
Skin Care Specialists2020 - 203030502066.7
Personal Appearance Workers2020 - 203041068027065.9
Cooks, Restaurant2020 - 20301,2502,08083066.4
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors2020 - 203027044017063.0
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High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
General Internal Medicine Physicians20241st Qtr$181.21$0.00$0.00$0.00
Physicians, All Other20241st Qtr$134.86$0.00$0.00$0.00
Psychiatrists20241st Qtr$126.03$0.00$0.00$0.00
Dentists, General20241st Qtr$115.81$77.88$0.00$0.00
Pediatricians, General20241st Qtr$109.66$0.00$0.00$0.00
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Data for San Luis Obispo County is not available. Data for San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grand has been displayed for High Wage Occupations
 

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2022Annual477$69,173,712
Single Family 2022Annual634$191,343,376
Total all types construction permits 2022Annual1,111$260,517,088
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2022Time Period2021
United States Annual292.7Annual271.08.0
California Annual319.2Annual297.47.3
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Data for San Luis Obispo County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2022AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$882,500
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2021Annual$431,363
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2021Annual$45,297,548
Cigarette Tax 2021Annual$1,831,959
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2021Annual$19,150
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2021Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2022AnnualRetail $7,094,082,991
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
San Luis Obispo County 2021AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance278,600
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2021Annual$66,617278,600
Total Personal Income - BEA2021Annual$18,863,123278,600
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County-to-County Commute Patterns (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Area of Residence
Area of WorkPlace
Number of Workers
2020CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CASan Luis Obispo County , CA117,260
2020CensusSanta Barbara County , CASan Luis Obispo County , CA8,871
2020CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CASanta Barbara County , CA8,122
2020CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CAMonterey County , CA1,098
2020CensusMonterey County , CASan Luis Obispo County , CA1,043
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JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING PROVIDERS
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Job Openings

Training Providers in Area[Top]
Provider Name
Provider Type
Location
California State Polytechnic UniversityUniversity or College (four-year school)San Luis Obispo,CA
Atascadero Adult SchoolSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Atascadero,CA
San Luis Obispo Beauty CollegeApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsSan Luis Obisp,CA
Coast Union High/Regional Occupational ProgramSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Cambria,CA
Lucia Mar Unified Adult EducationSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Arroyo Grande,CA
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