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San Bernardino County labor force tops one million

San Bernardino County’s labor force has topped one million workers for four consecutive months.

The county’s labor force reached a record 1,018,000 individuals in February and is 30,000 ahead of where it was in February 2021, the California Employment Development Department has reported.

Only six of California’s 58 counties have a labor pool of more than one million workers, according to a statement on the county’s website.

The Inland Empire is the fastest growing submarket in Southern California and one of the fastest growing in the United States, having gained 47,601 residents in the 12-month period that ended July 31, 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

That was the fifth-strongest population growth in the country during that time. By comparison, Los Angeles and Orange Counties lost a combined 175,000 residents during the same period, according to the census.

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