CA continues to lag US in MFG growth, LA county even worse

Manufacturing’s vital contributions to the California economy are far out of proportion to its shrinking share of employment.

California’s manufacturing sector boasts $87k average wages (2017), more than $288 billion in output (2017), a higher share of workers without a college degree than economy overall, and tremendous economic ripple effects from long supply chains and economic activity.

California is still the largest manufacturing state in the country with more than 1.3 million workers but given the state’s size, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Read more

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