San Bernardino County saw a 0.2% improvement in its unemployment rate in January, continuing a trend that has seen the rate fall in eight of the past nine months. Although total employment dipped slightly during January, it was offset by a post-holiday decline in the labor force.The county has now regained more than 80,000 jobs since May – or 58% of the 138,500 non-farm jobs lost during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. That far outpaces the state’s overall recovery rate (39%) and is another indication of the county’s critical role in the post-pandemic recovery. Click here for the complete Inland Empire jobs report for December.