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State adds nearly 20,000 jobs

hiring prospects

California added nearly 20,000 non-agricultural jobs in August, a modest expansion to the state’s labor market. The state, which has added jobs at a steady pace in the last 18 months, has now recovered 98.3 percent of the jobs it lost when the pandemic began in the spring of 2020 …

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Inland Empire PMI dips below 50

Inland Empire manufacturing

The streak is over. The Inland Empire’s purchasing managers index was 49 in August, down from 53 in July and below 50 for the first time in nearly two years, according to data released by the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino. That’s the …

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Inland manufacturing slows slightly

Inland Empire manufacturing

Inland Empire manufacturing continued to grow in July, but at slower rate than it grew during the previous month, according to data released today. The region’s purchasing managers index last month was 53, down from 56.2 in June but well above the 50 benchmark that determines growth or retraction in …

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IE business activity keeps growing

Inland Empire business activity grew by 4.7 percent in the first quarter of this year, up from 6.4 percent expansion during the fourth quarter of 2021, according to a report released Thursday. The two-county region outperformed the nation, which saw its gross domestic product fall by 1.5 percent during the …

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