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Inland Empire post solid job gains

The Inland Empire posted some of the largest job gains in the United States from 2014 to 2105, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Riverside County’s employment rate rose 4.9% during that time to a total of 540,169 workers, according to the bureau’s annual County Business Patterns Report, which was released Thursday.

That report tracks employment trends in the 50 U.S. counties with the largest workforce.

San Bernardino County was third, upping its employment by 4.4%, to 578,755 employees, according to the report.

For the second year in a row,  San Francisco was the top performer among any of the counties surveyed. It improved its employment rate to 6.6 percent, to 611,140 workers, the Census Bureau reported.

Most of the job gains in the Inland region happened in logistics and transportation. Riverside County increased its employment by 32.3% in those sectors, while San Bernardino County saw a 16.2 percent increase, according to the report.

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