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|May 29, 2017|
Inland Empire sets pace in employment growth
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Riverside, San Bernardino and San Francisco counties led the nation in annual employment growth among the top 50 U.S. counties with the most employees, according to new U.S. Census Bureau economic statistics released Thursday.
Riverside County saw its employment grow 4.9 percent, up 25,284 employees to 540,169 employees in 2015. San Bernardino County’s employment grew 4.4 percent, up 24,396 employees to 578,755 employees in 2015.
The transportation and warehousing sector is fueling the growth.
In Riverside County, transportation and warehousing employment increased 32.3 percent and San Bernardino County saw an increase in employment of 16.2 percent.
The Census Bureau also reported that California had more establishments and employees and a larger annual payroll ($857 billion) than any other state in 2015. Texas followed in each measure.
Story Date: April 26, 2017