Los Angeles employment information

IndexLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$28,320$29,906$28,555
Median household income$49,682$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$83,767$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$36,036$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$28,068$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$24,124$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate7.6%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level22.4%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Los Angeles is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Los Angeles is 7% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Los Angeles is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Los Angeles is 44% higher than the national average.

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Los Angeles median earnings by income bracket

Los Angeles employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.3%0.8%
Manufacturing sector10.3%0.8%
Financial & insurance services3.4%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services13.8%12.7%
Public administration2.0%2.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.7%2.0%
Education, health & social services11.3%29.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,477$151,786184%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,534$142,071166%
San Marino, CA13,294$119,300123%
Hermosa Beach, CA19,725$105,02996%
San Pasqual, CA2,143$103,40993%
Los Angeles, CA3,862,210$49,6827%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Chicago, IL2,712,608$47,83111%
Houston, TX2,167,988$45,72814%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,920$37,46030%
Phoenix, AZ1,490,758$46,88112%
San Antonio, TX1,385,438$46,31713%
Los Angeles, CA3,862,210$49,6827%
Source: The Los Angeles, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.