L.A. County’s manufacturing sector has suffered massive job losses over the last decade, but a new report points to worse news — those positions have been replaced by jobs that pay less than half as much.
That’s the sweep of a new report released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
The region has lost 89,000 manufacturing jobs since 2007. Those jobs paid an average annual wage of $52,000. During that same period the county added 92,000 new jobs in the food service industry, but the average yearly pay for those jobs is just $20,000.
Read the whole story in the Los Angeles Daily News