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State loses 99,000-plus jobs

Large Job Gains Doesn’t Stop Unemployment Jump

California’s unemployment rate rose to 5.3 percent in March, a 1.4 percent month-over-month increase that marked the end of 120 consecutive months of job gains dating to the end of the Great Recession. As bad as those numbers are, they may tell only half the story of how much damage …

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Coronavirus levels Inland Empire manufacturing

The first numbers are in, and they aren’t pleasant to look at. March was the worst month for local manufacturers in more than four years. We now know how much damage the Coronavirus can do to a major sector of the Inland Empire economy. Unlike the most recent housing and …

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Report: Coronavirus will damage the U.S. economy

But maybe not as bad as some have predicted – perhaps not even a recession – says the UC Riverside study. The Coronavirus pandemic will deliver a “serious hit” to the national and U.S economies, an its longterm impact is impossible to predict now, according to the UC Riverside School …

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U.S. economy sheds 701,000 jobs

Large Job Gains Doesn’t Stop Unemployment Jump

The U.S. economy lost 701,000 jobs in March, it’s worst month since 2009, as the full-impact of the Coronavirus pandemic began to be felt. This marked the first time since September 2010 that the country posted a job loss in one month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. …

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Inland manufacturing floored by Coronavirus

The Coronavirus outbreak may have put its first dent into the Inland Empire economy. The region’s purchasing managers index, which measures the state of manufacturing in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, fell to 43.3 in March, the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino reported …

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IE manufacturing stays strong

Inland Empire manufacturing is definitely operating on solid ground. The region’s purchasing managers index was 57 in February, up from 2.6 points from January, according to data released by the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino. More important, February was the fifth consecutive month …

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