June 28, 2022
Jobless rates plunge as payrolls expand
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Another 2,800 people joined Inland Empire payrolls during May lowering the jobless rate to 3.4 percent. That’s the lowest rate since at least 1975, according to records of the State Department of Employment (EDD).

The local rate for May equals that of California and the nation.

In the past 12-months, employment across Riverside and San Bernardino counties increased 5.4 percent or 83,700.

Payroll increases were noted in transportation, warehousing, and utilities (up 24,900), retail trade (up 3,900), and wholesale trade (up 2,300). Leisure and hospitality advanced payrolls by 21,300 over the year.

Among the incorporated cities in San Bernardino County, Redlands and Big Bear had the lowest jobless rates of 2.4% and 2.2%. Adelanto continued to have the county’s highest jobless rate at 7.1 percent.

In Riverside County, the smallest rates were in Indian Wells, Palm Desert and Eastvale. Coachella had the highest jobless rate in May of 7.7% and Hemet at 5.1 percent.

Statewide, California has now regained 93 percent of the 2-point-8 million jobs lost at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Story Date: June 26, 2022
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