Report: 56,500 Jobs To Be Added in Calif.’s Health Care Sector in 2015
California is expected to add 56,500 jobs in the health care and social assistance sector next year, according to a report by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports.
Overall, the report predicts that 347,700 jobs will be added across California in 2015. Meanwhile, unemployment is expected to drop from an average of 7.5% this year to 6.6% between 2015 and 2019.
LAEDC Chief Economist Robert Kleinhenz said, "Many of the same industries, like construction, professional business services and health care and social assistance, are going to see continued job gains," adding, "The trend will be what we've seen over the past couple years -- but faster" (Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 10/8).
Tech Jobs Transforming Health Care, Other Industries in L.A.
In related news, a separate report by LAEDC found that Los Angeles County employs more high-technology workers than any other region in the U.S.
Nine percent of all jobs in the county -- or 368,000 positions -- are in technology.
LAEDC President and CEO Bill Allen said, "L.A. is innovating and applying technology at an unprecedented rate to create thousands of new, well-paying high-tech sector jobs and to transform its leading industries, such as entertainment, health services, aerospace and manufacturing" (Ellingson, L.A. Biz, 10/7).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.