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.

Fun Fact

Ontario is the fourth largest city in San Bernardino County and the 23rd largest city in the state of California.

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
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 702 1.0%
Construction 5,747 7.8%
Manufacturing 10,725 14.6%
Wholesale trade 3,525 4.8%
Retail trade 9,525 13.0%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 5,861 8.0%
Information 919 1.3%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 4,685 6.4%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 6,406 8.7%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance 12,763 17.4%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 6,351 8.6%
Other services, except public administration 3,125 4.3%
Other services, except public administration 3,161 4.3%
Source: United States Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics

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