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Forecast: O.C. Job Growth to Top U.S.'s

Oct. 24, 2013

Weakened by a sluggish national economy, Orange County's job growth has slowed this year, but is expected to pick up gradually in 2014 and 2015, according to a forecast by Cal State Fullerton economists. Although the “healing process” from the Great Recession has continued, the economists conclude, “2013 has faced an unusual array of issues such as political gridlock, geo-political turbulence, monetary policy uncertainty and fiscal tightening, culminating in the … government shutdown.”

The CSUF forecast predicts an average Orange County payroll job growth of 2 percent this year, a drop from last year's 2.3 percent. By 2015, however, job growth is expected to rise to 2.8 percent. Read the full article online. Content is behind a paywall and may not be available without either a subscription or a small fee.

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