Countywide jobless rate sinks slightly

RIVERSIDE – An uptick in hiring pushed the unemployment rate down in Riverside County last month, state officials reported Friday, March 24. The jobless rate in February, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.5 percent, compared to 5.7 percent in January, according to the California Employment Development Department. The February rate was six-tenths below the year-ago […]

Home prices climb countywide

RIVERSIDE – The median price of a single-family home in Riverside County edged up 2.7 percent last month, the California Association of Realtors reported last week. The median home price countywide in February was $367,250, compared to $357,500 in January, according to CAR. On a year-to-year level, prices were roughly 11 percent higher; in February […]

County’s population to swell 50 percent over four decades

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County will remain among the top 10 fastest-growing counties in California over the next four decades, swelling in population by more than 50 percent, according to projections by the California Department of Finance. The agency released figures last week from a demographic study showing that Riverside County’s populace will go from its […]

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