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Local unemployment, projected ten year growth rates by occupation and industry

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The March 7, 2014 release of the preliminary unemployment rate for January 2014 from the Monthly Labor Force Data for Cities and Sub-County Places report using a March 2013 benchmark comparison shows a 7.8 percent unemployment rate for the city of Glendale (from 9.5 percent in January 2013) and 9.9 percent unemployment rate for the city of Los Angeles for January 2014 (from 12.1 percent in January 2013) not seasonally adjusted.

For those unemployed, every two years the California Employment Development Department (EDD) projects a ten-year employment report showing the fastest job growth by occupation and industry.

Occupations with the fastest job growth rate projected for 2010-2020 in Los Angeles County

* 67.5 biomedical engineers

* 52.4 home health aides

* 51.6 helpers and carpenters

* 45.8 market research analysts and marketing specialists

Industries showing the highest growth projection greater than 30 percent in the Annual Average Employment Percent Change in 2010-2020 (August 12, 2012 compilation) for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale Metropolitan Division are:

Industry Title Avg. Annual Employment Percent Change

CONSTRUCTION

Construction of Buildings 30.3

Residential Building Construction 34.4

WHOLESALE TRADE

Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 40.9

RETAIL TRADE

Other General Merchandise Stores 35.4

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL SERVICES

Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 51.6

Computer Systems Design and Related Services 33.8

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT AND WASTE MANAGEMENT & REMEDIATION SERVICES

Employment Services 35.1

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Educational Services (Private) 32.0

Junior Colleges 36.4

HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Individual and Family Services 51.4

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 32.8

Nursing Care Facilities 32.7

Social Assistance 32.4

LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY

Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 40.5

Gambling Industries 32.9

These reports reflect long term labor in construction, health care, retail, and educational industries with minimal impact for outsourcing by a computer and hopefully foreign markets. For the most part, and very likely for the next ten years, a robot cannot replace a carpenter, nor a nurse, a social worker, a teacher, a manager, a gambler, a marketing analyst or a retail worker.

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