With a 2020 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $78 billion Riverside County is in the top 1.5% of all US Counties. Ranking 45th out of 3,099 counties reporting. Riverside County had the 10th largest total GDP of all California Counties. Riverside County’s 2020 GDP is larger than 13 states.

The Southern California region (LA, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Imperial counties) in 2020 made up 48.9% of California’s total GDP. For job growth, Riverside County grew county resident employment by 190,800 from April 2020 to April 2022, making the county the fourth fastest growing of all counties in California, regardless of size. 

The top five fastest growing counties for this time period in resident employment are our neighboring counties Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange and San Bernardino. This makes Southern California the fastest growing job area in the state. Growing by over 1.6 million jobs from April 2020 to April 2022.