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Growth of Inland manufacturing slows

The Inland Empire’s manufacturing sector continued to grow in April, but at a slower pace than it has in previous months, according to a report. The region’s purchasing managers index was 52.8, down from 57.9 in March, the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino …

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IE manufacturing keeps growing

Inland Empire manufacturing rose slightly in March, according to data released Monday. The region’s monthly purchasing managers index was 57.9, a healthy increase from the 53.9 recorded in February, the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino reported. The index has now been above 50 …

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Slight uptick in state jobless rate

U.S. add jobs, unemployment rate stays flat

California’s unemployment rate increased to 4.2 percent in January, as the state added only 3,000 jobs during the first month of the year. That represented a slight increase from a  revise 4.1 percent in December, according to data released by the state Employment Development Department. California now has approximately 17.3 …

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Study says the Inland Empire isn’t creating enough good jobs

Jobs report could be bad for IE

The report, by a renowned think tank, says that trend must be reversed if the region’s economy is to keep growing. The Inland Empire produces its share of jobs, but not enough that provide middle-class wages, benefits and stable employment, according to a report. That’s especially true for the estimated …

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Orders drop, but IE manufacturing remains strong

Manufacturing in the Inland Empire continued to expand in February despite a sharp drop in new orders, according to a report. The region’s purchasing managers index was 53.9, a slight drop from January but still above 50, the benchmark that determines if the region’s manufacturing sector is growing or shrinking, …

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