Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/08/2012 04:29:32 PM PDT
Updated: 10/08/2012 05:12:25 PM PDT

The Inland Empire’s economic output appears to be growing, but forecasters expect double-digit unemployment to persist through 2014.

Such are the predictions from economists at Claremont McKenna College Inland Empire Center and UCLA Anderson Forecast. Representatives from both institutions are scheduled to present the annual Inland Empire Forecast today at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.

The forecast calls for San Bernardino and Riverside counties’ GDP growth to increase from 1.7 percent this year to 3.3 percent in 2013.

That improvement won’t be enough, however, to push unemployment below the 10 percent mark any time soon.

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