All posts tagged "Economy"
IE manufacturing starts the year strong
The 2018 edition of Inland Empire manufacturing is off to a good start. The region’s purchasing managers’ index in January was 57.1, up from 51 in December, according to the monthly report by the Institute of Applied...
- Posted February 2, 2018
State adds 52,700 jobs in December
California’s economy finished 2017 on a major upswing. The state added 52,700 jobs last month as its unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent, according to data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. California has now...
- Posted January 22, 2018
Christmas sales top expectations
Retail sales during November and December totaled just under $692 billion, a year-over-year increase of 5.5 percent, according to the National Retail Federation in Washington, D.C. Higher wages, stronger employment and more consumer confidence prompted shoppers to...
- Posted January 16, 2018
Jobs report somewhat disappointing
The U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs in December, well below the 190,000 it was expected to create, according to data released Friday. That number was also well below the 252,000 jobs – a revised number – that...
- Posted January 9, 2018
Report: unemployment drops in most U.S. markets
Year-over-year unemployment rates fell in 304 of the 388 metropolitan areas during November, according to data released Thursday. Also during November, joblessness was higher in 67 areas and did not change in the remaining 17 markets, the...
- Posted January 6, 2018
Inland manufacturing has grown for one full year
Manufacturing in the Inland Empire expanded for the twelfth consecutive month in December. The region’s purchasing managers index was 51 during the last month of 2017, one point above the 50 benchmark that denotes growth or no...
- Posted January 4, 2018