Countywide jobless rate falls further

RIVERSIDE – Substantial job growth in the regional economy sent the unemployment rate in Riverside County lower last month, state officials said. The jobless rate in October, based on preliminary estimates, was 5 percent, compared to 5.6 percent in September, according to the California Employment Development Department. Agency figures showed that the October rate was more than […]

Murrieta economy stable as growth continues

Murrieta economy stable as growth continues

Murrieta while nearing buildout continues to show growth in housing, drops in the crime rate, more emphasis on technical education in its schools, expanded health care opportunities and rising business license applications, according to the report given by panelists at the Nov. 15 Murrieta Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook breakfast. The yearly economic outlook, sponsored […]

Moms can face the stress of job hunting

The growing economy has been encouraging large numbers of women to face something potentially very scary – job hunting. It may be for financial reasons, because the children are all in school or have flown the nest or simply because someone is seeking a new challenge. Whatever the reason, looking for that full or part-time […]

San Jacinto financial advisors report small investment gains

After a lengthy review of the city’s $20 million investment portfolios, the San Jacinto City Council learned they have made only small gains in the marketplace due to a sluggish but improving economy as reported by their two financial advisory firms. “I really expected more,” Mayor Scott Miller said after hearing from their two investment […]

Union Bank released their Small Business Economic Survey

Union Bank released their Small Business Economic Survey

LOS ANGELES – Small-business owners in the Inland Empire are very confident about where their own businesses are heading in 2017, but they are significantly less confident about the national and state economy, according to results from Union Bank’s annual Small Business Economic Survey. This confidence is a contrast to the rest of the state […]

Countywide jobless rate falls for 4th straight month

RIVERSIDE – Spurred by growth throughout the regional economy, the unemployment rate in Riverside County dropped below 6 percent last month, state officials reported. The jobless rate in November, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.7 percent, compared to 6.3 percent in October, according to the California Employment Development Department. The November rate was six-tenths of […]

Menifee experiences sales tax gain during fourth quarter for 2015

MENIFEE – Menifee’s fourth quarter sales tax revenues outpaced the prior year’s results, a key indicator of a continued strong and expanding economy. The city’s sales tax revenues from October, November and December 2015 climbed 12.9 percent, excluding aberrations and 20.7 percent overall, when compared with the same quarter one year prior. “This substantial growth […]