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State job market stays strong

California added 60,200 non-agricultural jobs in March, dropping the state’s total unemployed to below one million for the first time since February 2020, one month before the pandemic hit the United States, according to data released today. The state’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent last month, well below the …

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San Bernardino County labor force tops one million

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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 …

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Inland Empire economy back on track

Inland Empire economy back on track

That’s the conclusion of a recent report that found a major surge in business activity in the region at the end of last year.  At least for now, the two-county region is outperforming the state in that economic category.     Two weeks after reporting that the Inland Empire has …

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Inland business activity stays strong

Business activity in the Inland Empire grew by 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021, up from 4.5 percent growth during the third quarter, according to data released earlier this week. The Inland economy “transitioned from recovery to expansion in the fourth quarter of 2021, the latest data available, …

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Unemployment continues downward trend

Unemployment continues downward trend

The Inland Empire posted a five percent unemployment rate in February, down from a revised 5.7 percent during the first month of the year, according to data released today. The two-county region added 18,000 non-agricultural jobs between January and February, helping to bring about a total of 1,628,000 jobs statewide, …

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Inland Empire labor market recovers from COVID-19

Inland Empire labor market recovers from COVID-19

The news is even better than that, because the region’s job count is slightly ahead of where it was in February 2020, right before the pandemic hit. The question now is, will that trend continue?     The Inland Empire labor market has officially recovered from COVID-19. As of this …

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