Workforce Demographics

Ontario has a very diverse workforce. The top industries in terms of employees are manufacturing, retail trade, and health care service. These industries make up nearly 40% of Ontario’s workforce continue to grow yearly. Another significant percentage of Ontario’s workforce come from the construction and warehousing industries which make up nearly 15% of Ontario’s workforce. The top employers in Ontario are vital to the Cities continued growth as a major employer within the region.

Ontario’s prime location situated in an innovation corridor allows for many companies to thrive. In addition to the top employers in Ontario, there are several industries which have been growing over the years. These include finance, insurance, real estate, arts and entertainment, as well as professional management and administrative jobs.

  Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment %
Ontario 84,200 79,700 4,500 5.3%
Source: California Employment Development Department
Industry Total Number of Jobs Percent of Workforce
Construction 5,825 5.1%
Manufacturing 14,126 12.4%
Wholesale trade 11,267 10.0%
Retail trade 13,788 12.1%
Transportation and warehousing 16,625 14.6%
Information 1,960 1.7%
Finance and insurance, and real estate 4,404 3.8%
Professional, scientific, and management 5,980 5.2%
Educational services, and health care 8,663 7.6%
Leisure and hospitality 7,987 7.0%
Administrative and Support services 13,677 12.0%
Other services, except public administration 3,133 2.7%
Source: United States Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics

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