By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Based on the 3.5% growth rate for the first half of 2017-2018, the Inland Empire is on track in 2018 to add another 50,728 jobs, a 3.5% increase, according to economist John Husing’s Quarterly Economic Report.
It would mark the sixth year in a row that local employment will have increased by over 45,000. This would put the inland area’s job base at 210,402 above its peak in 2017 or 16.1% higher than that pre-recession level. The recession cost the area 140,650 jobs from 2008-2010. But the gain from 2011-2018 has been more than double that loss, up 351,052, Husing reports.