San Luis Obispo County led the state in growth.
According to the Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy, the state’s top 10 counties were San Luis Obispo, Lake, Placer, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Riverside, Santa Cruz, Ventura, San Diego and Solano. The report ranked California’s 58 counties on percentage increases in population, jobs, personal income and retail sales over the last five years. San Luis Obispo led by scoring well in all categories. It was second in both retail sales and new jobs.