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EDD Press Release

RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO-ONTARIO METROPOLITAN
STATISTICAL AREA (MSA)
(RIVERSIDE AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES)

Nonfarm employment down by 17,000 jobs over the month;
up 36,200 jobs over the year

The unemployment rate in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA was 9.2 percent in July 2014, up from a revised 8.4 percent in June 2014, and below the year-ago estimate of 10.9 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 7.8 percent for California and 6.5 percent for the nation during the same period. The unemployment rate was 9.5 percent in Riverside County, and 9.0 percent in San Bernardino County.


Between June 2014 and July 2014, nonfarm employment declined from 1,258,800 to 1,241,800, a loss of 17,000 jobs. Agricultural employment decreased by 3,900 jobs, or 20.6 percent.
  • Government posted the greatest month-over decline, down 18,200 jobs. Local government (down 16,300 jobs) accounted for more than 89 percent of the job loss in this sector, mostly from a seasonal downturn in local government education (down 15,900 jobs). State government contracted by 1,800 jobs, followed by federal government down 100 jobs.
  • Three other industries also reported month-over declines, with the most significant came being manufacturing (down 1,300 jobs). Non-durable goods diminished by 700 jobs, followed by durable goods down 600 jobs.
  • Leisure and hospitality registered the greatest month-over gain, up 1,400 jobs. Accommodation and food service was responsible for all of the gain in this sector (up 1,600 jobs), offset marginally by arts, entertainment, and recreation (down 200 jobs).
Between July 2013 and July 2014, nonfarm employment gained 36,200 jobs, or 3.0 percent. Agricultural employment increased by 200 jobs or 1.4 percent.
  • Trade, transportation, and utilities registered the largest increase over the year with the addition of 10,100 jobs. Retail trade (up 4,500 jobs) contributed roughly 45 percent of the job growth in this sector. Transportation, warehousing, and utilities and wholesale trade added 3,300 and 2,300 jobs respectively.
  • Seven other sectors added jobs over the year but the most notable came from leisure and hospitality (up 9,400 jobs), educational and health services (up 7,800 jobs), and professional and business services (up 7,700 jobs).
  • Other services reported the largest decline, losing 1,800 jobs over the year. Manufacturing (down 1,100 jobs) also reported a loss in employment.
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