While the Inland Empire’s recent job growth has been viewed as one of the best recoveries in post-recession California, in terms of real dollars going to real people, there’s still a lot of ground to make up.
Within the two-county area, wages remain persistently low for many employees, part of an incomplete recovery from the Great Recession, according to an economic report released Tuesday by Claremont McKenna College.
A key piece of the slow recovery lies in lagging trade jobs dominated by men, creating what one economist calls a “man-cession” that has not gone away.
“Professional and business services is a sector that has not recovered,” said Manfred Keil, Claremont McKenna’s chief economist. “We lost good jobs in manufacturing and construction and replaced them with