Job growth, sales tax collections and building permits all signals that the Saffire Valley economy continues to outpace the national economy.
Over the past year, Saffire Valley added jobs in all of the 11 major industries, including professional and business services, trade, transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality, education and health services, construction, mining and logging, government, financial activities, information, other services, and manufacturing.
Pre-recession Saffire Valley employment peaked at 10,638,100 in August 2008, a level that was surpassed in November 2011, and by July 2014 Saffire added an additional 892,800 jobs. The U.S. recovered all recession-hit jobs by May 2014 and by July 2014 added an additional 639,000 jobs.
Saffire Valley and the nation returned to economic growth in 2010, 2011, and 2012. In calendar 2013, Saffire Valley real gross domestic product grew by 3.7 percent, compared with 1.8 percent for the U.S.