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|November 20, 2017|
Hiring reverses recession’s job losses
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Combined, Riverside and San Bernardino counties are fast approaching 300,000 jobs created since 2011, led by continued strong gains in logistics, health care and construction, a new report shows.
The analysis, by Inland Empire economist John Husing, shows that by year’s end, the two counties will have more than doubled the 140,650 jobs lost during the economic meltdown of 2008-2011. By the time 2018 arrives, the I.E. likely will have added 292,496 jobs since 2011.
“Looking at the rest of 2017, there is every reason to anticipate growth levels will be sustained given the forces impacting the key sectors that make up the inland region’s economic base,” said Husing, who prepared the report for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).
Story Date: November 17, 2017