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Headwinds Ease for CA Job Growth as COVID Cases Decline

According to the September 2021 Beacon Employment Report | CA, California’s labor market continued to expand at a rapid pace in August, with total nonfarm employment in the state growing by 104,300 positions. During August, California accounted for 44% of all jobs added nationally during the month. 104,300 Jobs Added In August California’s labor market...
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Inland Empire Business Activity to Hit Pre-Pandemic Levels by End of Year

Business activity in the Inland Empire is in clear-cut recovery mode and will reach pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year, according to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. The analysis estimates that business activity in the region will...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
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This is the Dawning of the Age of the Vaccine Passport

The vaccine passport is coming. The likelihood of a “passport” being required — or perhaps just requested — for travel, and to return to school and work, seems a certainty. New York state is testing a smartphone app that would verify vaccine status for entry into events. IBM is developing the Digital Health Pass, which...
By UCR University Communications |