LAEDC LA People, Industry and Jobs 2016-2021 Report Cover
The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) Institute for Applied Economics recently released Los Angeles: People, Industry and Jobs 2016-2021.

The report provides an in-depth analysis of key industries and occupations for the LA region, including occupational forecasts, and provides a strategic blueprint on how to focus resources so that workforce development is aligned with the region’s economic development priorities.

The EWDD and the County of Los Angeles Workforce Development Aging & Community Services (WDACS) Department utilize the data in the report to help guide economic and workforce development.

Commissioned since 2013 by the Los Angeles County and City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Boards, key findings in this year’s report include:
  • Nearly a quarter of the region’s population has less than a high school education and high school graduates (or equivalent) account for an additional 20 percent
  • The economy is expected to add more than 206,700 new jobs across the County and approximately 67,500 new jobs in the City of LA in 2016-2021
  • The largest number of openings will occur in the following industries: construction, manufacturing, trade and logistics, entertainment and infotech, health services and leisure and hospitality
  • More than half of these openings are middle-skilled occupations, requiring more than a high school education but less than a four-year college degree
Dr. Somjita Mitra, Senior Economist for LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics and lead author of study will deliver a public presentation of the report’s key findings on July 21 at Los Angeles City College. An estimated 100 people, including the region’s WorkSource system partners are expected to attend.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 7/10/2017. Read this issue and more.