Los Angeles employment information

IndexLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$29,878$31,458$29,829
Median household income$51,538$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$87,511$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,762$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$30,113$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$24,908$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.1%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level21.5%15.8%15.1%
The Los Angeles, CA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Los Angeles is $29,878, which is 5% lower than than the California average and equal to than the national average. The median household income is $51,538, which is 19% lower than than the California average and 7% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Los Angeles is 6%, which is 31% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Los Angeles is 22% which is 42% higher than than the national average.

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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$34,355$51,538$103,076
City
$42,517$63,783$127,566
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Los Angeles is equal to 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 42% higher than the national average.

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Los Angeles median earnings by income bracket

Los Angeles employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.4%0.8%
Manufacturing sector9.8%0.6%
Financial & insurance services3.2%4.2%
Wholesale & retail services13.5%12.7%
Public administration1.9%2.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.0%2.2%
Education, health & social services11.1%29.3%
Other37.1%36.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,477$158,438186%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868162%
San Marino, CA13,324$139,792153%
Hermosa Beach, CA19,726$121,345119%
Rose Hills, CA3,033$117,875113%
Los Angeles, CA3,918,872$51,5387%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Chicago, IL2,714,017$50,4349%
Houston, TX2,240,582$47,01015%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%
Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32811%
San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18313%
Los Angeles, CA3,918,872$51,5387%
Source: The Los Angeles, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).