According to the 2019 Otis Report, LA County’s creative industries generate 864,958 jobs, $77.9 billion in labor income, and $207.8 billion in annual output. Of the 864,958 total jobs, 414,945 are workers directly employed in the creative industries and 450,013 are jobs indirectly generated by the industry. In total, both the direct employment generated by the County’s creative industries and the indirect employment they create through multiplier effects constitute 19.7% of LA County’s total employment.
LA County accounts for roughly 40% of all direct creative industry employment in California, and the county is home to roughly one in three of the jobs indirectly generated from the creative industries statewide. But only 40% of the students in LA County are enrolled in the arts.
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