Job growth and population gains in California’s mostly rural Central Valley surpassed the same measures in the state’s more populous Bay Area and Southern region, which some analysts say could be encouraging trends for the coming year.
Across rural Nevada, the workforce in almost every rural county expanded, as it did in Colorado and Utah, during the past year. At the same time, however, the trend of employment migration to urban areas continues nationwide. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the country added more than two million jobs in 2017. Among those, rural areas gained 154,000—less than 7 percent—and those jobs were close to metropolitan areas, extending a years-long trend.
West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) received a $78,000 grant from Capital One, which will support an entrepreneurial and economic development pilot program for Tribes in Montana.
Children growing up in most rural American communities, and especially those from poor families, often succeed well in the labor market, according to a Stanford University study.
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