Perris, CA – January 2024 Jobs Report – Steady Growth Continues

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The Perris job market maintained its positive trajectory in January 2024, mirroring national trends. While data specific to Perris remains limited, broader Riverside County figures paint an encouraging picture: the unemployment rate dipped to 5.1%, its lowest level since March 2020 [1]. Job growth, however, slowed slightly compared to December 2023, adding approximately 1,800 new positions.


  • Unemployment rate: 5.1% (lowest since March 2020) 
  • Job growth: 1,800 new positions (compared to December 2023)
  • Industries with the most growth: Logistics & Distribution, Healthcare & Social Assistance, Professional & Business Services
  • Occupations with the most growth: Warehouse Workers, Registered Nurses, Truck Drivers

What Industries and Occupations Grew:

Logistics and distribution continued its reign as the fastest-growing sector, adding hundreds of jobs in warehousing, transportation, and delivery. Healthcare saw steady expansion, particularly in nursing and home care positions. The professional and business services sector also flourished, with opportunities in administrative support, sales, and customer service.

What Industries and Occupations Shrank:

Retail trade shed a small number of jobs in January, primarily in apparel and department stores. The leisure and hospitality industry remained flat, reflecting ongoing challenges in attracting and retaining workers.

Compare to Same Month Last Year:

Compared to January 2023, Perris and Riverside County experienced significant job growth, exceeding 4%. The unemployment rate has also dropped considerably, demonstrating a robust and recovering market.

Compare to Previous Month:

Job growth slowed slightly compared to December 2023, with approximately 600 fewer new positions added. This could be attributed to seasonal fluctuations or represent a minor pause in the upward trend.

Future Outlook:

The Perris job market is expected to maintain its positive momentum throughout 2024. The growing logistics and healthcare sectors are projected to continue fueling job creation, alongside opportunities in construction, professional services, and technology. However, ongoing concerns about inflation and potential economic headwinds could dampen hiring activity in the latter half of the year.

10 Growing Occupations:

  1. Warehouse Worker
  2. Registered Nurse
  3. Truck Driver
  4. Customer Service Representative
  5. Home Health Aide
  6. Sales Associate
  7. Personal Care Aide
  8. Administrative Assistant
  9. Construction Laborer
  10. Software Developer

10 Companies Hiring Now:

  1. Amazon
  2. Kaiser Permanente
  3. FedEx
  4. UPS
  5. Walmart
  6. Home Depot
  7. Lowe’s
  8. St. Jude Medical Center
  9. City of Perris
  10. Perris Union High School District


  1. California Department of Employment Development – Local Area Unemployment Statistics
  2. Employment Security Department – Riverside County Economic Update
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Fastest Growing Occupations
  4. ZipRecruiter – Perris, CA Jobs