Los Angeles Jobs Report for January 2018

By Paul Love March 23, 2018 at 8:34pm

Review the latest Los Angeles-area jobs data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employment growth in Los Angeles

In January, the Los Angeles area added 7,200 jobs (seasonally adjusted). Overall employment increased 1.3 percent (non-seasonally adjusted) for the area from December 2016 to December 2017. Los Angeles’s non-seasonally adjusted, year-over-year job growth during this period was lower than the national average.

Unemployment rate in Los Angeles

In January 2018, the Los Angeles area had an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent (non-seasonally adjusted). Year-over-year, the area’s unemployment rate declined by half of a percentage point.

California had an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent (seasonally adjusted) in January. The national unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent (seasonally adjusted).

Wages and salaries in Los Angeles

Los Angeles-area wages and salaries increased by 3.3 percent for the 12-month period ending December 2017. This is above the national average, which saw a 2.8 percent increase for the same period.

Job openings in Los Angeles

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Job candidates in Los Angeles

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