LA County receives report on lost jobs, pandemic recovery

February 9, 2021 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County lost 437,000 jobs in 2020 and will have 354,000 fewer living-wage jobs this year compared to the pre-pandemic economy, according to a report released Tuesday.

More than 738,000 living-wage jobs will need to be created for the entire workforce in the county of 10 million residents to achieve a satisfactory standard of living, the report added.

The report was commissioned by the county Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services and was drafted by the nonprofit Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

Hilda Solis, chair of the county Board of Supervisors, said she planned to ask the board to pass a motion to implement many of the report’s recommended recovery strategies.