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U.S. economy shows job, wage growth

inland empire jobs

The U.S. economy added 201,000 jobs in August, up from a revised 147,000 jobs in July, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday. Unemployment remained at 3.9 percent, and wage growth had its strongest year-over-year increase since 2009, according to the department’s monthly assessment of the national job market. Average …

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IE manufacturing keeps growing

Inland Empire Manufacturing Slows

Inland Empire manufacturing continued to expand in August, maintaining a trend that began nearly two years ago, according to data released thursday. The two-county region’s purchasing managers index last month was 54.5, down from 61.1 in July, the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino …

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State job growth bounces back

US jobs picture is good news/bad news

Employers in California added 47,600 job in July, according to data released Friday. That impressive gain, however, wasn’t enough to move the state’s unemployment rate lower than 4.2 percent, a record low but the same percentage posted in June, the State Employment Development Department reported. Only 800 jobs were added …

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IE business stays strong

Business in Riverside and San Bernardino counties grew steadily during the second quarter, a trend that is expected to last through the end of this year, according to a report. The region’s Business Activity Index during that time was 2.6 percent, up 0.4 percent compared with the first quarter, the …

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Another strong month local manufacturing

The Inland Empire’s manufacturing sector stayed red hot in July, according to data released Wednesday. The region’s purchasing managers index was 61.1, up from 58.8 in June, the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino reported in its monthly assessment of manufacturing in Riverside and …

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State job growth slows

Temecula Adds Jobs

California added a mere 800 jobs in June, a huge drop from the two preceding months. That was the major downside in the jobs report released by the state Employment Development Department. The upside was that California’s unemployment rate remained a 4.2 percent, a sign that the lack of job …

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