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One-fifth of population gets government aid

Inland Empire News for April 2.002

An estimated 21.3 percent of the U.S. population received some form of aid from the federal government during all 12 months of 2012, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census bureau. That amounted to approximately 52.2 million people, with the highest participation in Medicaid, at 15.3 percent, …

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State adds nearly 30,000 jobs

Inland Empire Business News December 17th.002

California’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April, its lowest level in seven years and a year-over-year drop of 1.5 percent. The state has added nearly 1.9 million jobs since the recovery began in February 2010, including the 29,500 non-agricultural jobs it added last month, according to data released …

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Holiday traffic expected to rise

Inland Empire Business News August 18th, 2014.001

Despite the recent spike in gasoline prices, Southern California freeways should fill up during the Memorial Day weekend. Travel is expected to be up 4.6 percent this weekend compared to 2014, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. If that prediction holds true it will be the largest year-over-year …

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Inland region adds to its population

Inland Empire Business News August 13, 2014.002

Two Inland Empire cities are among the fastest-growing cities in California. Beaumont’s population grew four percent while Chino’s grew 3.4 percent between last January and the first month of 2014, according to the state Department of Finance. That ranked Beaumont 6th and Chino 10th among the fastest-growing cities in the …

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Economy rebounds with strong jobs report

Inland Employement Numbers Better Than Expected

The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, a slight rebound from the lackluster first three months of the year. The unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent in March and the lowest it’s been in seven years, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department …

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Mother’s Day spending expected to rise

Inland Empire Business News September 9th, 2014.001

Mom is getting even more popular. U.S. consumers will spend an average of $172.63 this year to mark Mother’s Day, up $10 from last year and the highest level of spending in at least 12 years, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Mother’s Day Consumer Spending Survey. Total spending …

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