Between July 2015 and July 2016, total nonfarm employment in Los Angeles County increased by 75,900 jobs, or 1.8 percent.
Professional and business services added 15,300 jobs. The job growth was concentrated in employment services (up 9,100), which accounted for 59 percent of the advance.
Commercial activity drove up employment in leisure and hospitality by 14,600 over the year. The majority of the job additions were in accommodation and food services (up 11,900). Food services and drinking places added 9,100 jobs, and accommodation grew by 2,800.
Other industries that posted notable year-over job gains included: trade, transportation and utilities (up 9,600), information (up 4,500), and financial activities (up 4,400).
Manufacturing (down 4,700), government (down 1,800), and mining and logging (down 500) were the only industries to lose jobs over the year.
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