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More job growth for U.S. economy

Solid Job Growth in December

The U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs in November, slightly less than it added October, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday. Despite that gain, the nation’s unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, the department reported. The hiring was broad-based, with gains posted in healthcare, manufacturing and business …

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Aerospace industry stays healthy

Aerospace is apparently alive and well in Southern California. The industry added an estimated 5,000 direct payroll jobs between 2014 and 2016, and supported more than 268,000 jobs last year, according to a report released Monday by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. The latter figure was an increase …

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Inland wages lag behind other markets

Proposed Hike in State Minimum Wage Stirs Controversy

Despite being one of the largest economic submarkets in the United States, the Inland Empire doesn’t measure up to other regions in some areas, a report has stated. The two-county region is the 19th largest employment center in the country, with slightly under 1.1 million payroll workers, according to data …

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Local manufacturing stays up

Manufacturing in the Inland Empire continued to grow in November. The region’s purchasing managers index for the next-to-last month of 2017 was 54.7, essentially unchanged from October, according to data released Friday by the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino. Fifty or above means …

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Early holiday spending matches 2016

Retail industry expects to have a good Christmas this year

Seventy four percent of those who shopped on Thanksgiving Day-Black Friday spent as much or more than they did in 2016, good sign for the rest of this year’s holiday shopping season, according to a report released Wednesday. Also, 60 percent of the money spent by shoppers during that two-day …

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IE business continues to grow

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Business activity in the Inland Empire grew 2.8 percent during the third quarter year-over-year, according to data released Tuesday. More growth is expected during the fourth quarter, although that expansion might be held back somewhat by a shortage of available workers and not enough housing in the two-county region, according …

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