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LAEDC Economic Forecasts

As Los Angeles County’s premier economic development organization, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) produces an annual forecast to assess and predict key national, state, regional, and local economic indicators, as well as to look beneath those “headline” indicators at deeper and more detailed trends.

2022 Economic Forecast

LAEDC’s 2022 Economic Forecast

The LAEDC Economic Forecast includes in-depth research from our team of economists. This report is created for thought leaders and industry experts to highlight items that may impact the United States, California and Los Angeles regional economies.

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Opportunities in Global Commerce: Middle-skill jobs at LA's Air and Sea Ports

Opportunities in Global Commerce: Middle-skill jobs at LA’s Air and Sea Ports

This report studies the changing labor market at the airports and seaports of the Los Angeles County region, the supply of talent for these jobs, and the outlook for the industry including forecasts of job openings in well-paying occupations.  This report is designed to help college faculty, job-seekers, students, employers at the ports, and our region’s workforce development systems. 

This report was is 17th in a series prepared by LAEDC’s Institute of Applied Economics in partnership with the LA/OC regional community college system and its Center for Labor Market Excellence, as part of Center for a Competitive Workforce.

Please check out the graphical presentation of this report at our sister website, CompetitiveWorkforce.LA
Industry Clusters of Los Angeles County (2020)

Industry Clusters of Los Angeles County (2020)

LAEDC examines industry clusters in Los Angeles County to understand our regional strengths and weaknesses, and use this insight to build more informed economic development strategies while comparing our performance against that of other regions. This report presents a description of our private sector economy through the lens of clusters and regional competitiveness.

The report provides details on employment, occupations, wages, trends and forecasts in industries such as Aerospace, Entertainment, Trade & Logistics, Hospitality and Tourism, Finance, Fashion, Bioscience and more.

Four Year Colleges and Universities: Addressing the Knowledge Worker Talent Gap in Southern California

Four Year Colleges and Universities: Addressing the Knowledge Worker Talent Gap in Southern California

The report, “Four-Year Colleges and Universities: Addressing the Knowledge Worker Talent Gap in Southern California,” provides information about the region’s future industrial and highly skilled employment concentrations, forecasts important shifts in Southern California’s post-secondary-relevant job markets and identifies trends within key post-secondary occupational categories to help guide the area’s four-year colleges and universities.

Business and education leaders are going to have to work together to ensure that Southern California has the skilled workforce it needs to maintain its global reputation as the home of innovative business and technology leaders, according to a report recently released by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and California State University, Northridge.

2020 LAEDC Economic Forecast

2020 LAEDC Economic Forecast

LAEDC’s 2020 Economic Forecast examines many factors related to jobs, income, standards of living, and industries in Los Angeles County, Southern California and the entire state. While unemployment and down and wages are growing modestly, there are troubling signs regarding individual prosperity due to low wage jobs, rising housing costs and other factors.  Read more in the full report download, and also take a look at our web story for Key Findings and interesting slide presentations from the event: https://laedc.org/2020/02/19/2020-economic-forecast/

2019 LAEDC Economic Forecast

2019 LAEDC Economic Forecast

LAEDC has published its annual Economic Forecast report, which covers the US, California, Los Angeles County and the other counties of Southern California. The report provides analysis and an outlook for 2019-2020.  More information and presentations from the event are located HERE.

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San Gabriel Valley Economic Forecast

San Gabriel Valley Economic Forecast

LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics produced an Economic Forecast for the San Gabriel Valley, a thriving region that lies east of the City of Los Angeles and covers about 200 square miles. The forecast covers the years 2018-2019.

L.A. & Orange County Community Colleges: Powering Economic Opportunity

L.A. & Orange County Community Colleges: Powering Economic Opportunity

The Center for a Competitive Workforce, which was launched as a partnership of the LA|OC Regional Consortium of 19 community colleges, LAEDC, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Southern California Leadership Council, and the Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research at Mt San Antonio College, released its inaugural report examining the demand for, and supply of, talent. This ground-breaking report focuses on the region’s community college supply of talent in order to better align skilled graduates with projected hiring by local employers.  Read the full press release for additional analysis.

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2015-2016 International Trade Outlook

2015-2016 International Trade Outlook

LAEDC and its Kyser Center for Economic Research today published the 2015-2016 International Trade Outlook. The report analyzes the Southern California and national “Trade and Goods Movement” industry, related infrastructure projects, and … Continued

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