Los Angeles, CA Income and Economy

Los Angeles Unemployment

The following table contains the unemployment rate for Los Angeles, CA. The city's unemployment rate is 9.1%. Nationwide, the average is 7.9%.

Unemployment City State USA
Unemployment Rate
9.1%
9.0%
7.9%
National Average
Black or African American
14.3%
14.2%
14.0%
National Average
Two or more races
12.3%
12.9%
12.2%
National Average
American Indian and Alaska Native
10.6%
14.2%
13.9%
National Average
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
9.9%
11.1%
10.5%
National Average
Hispanic
9.3%
10.6%
9.6%
National Average
White
8.7%
8.4%
6.8%
National Average
Asian
7.7%
7.2%
6.4%
National Average

Los Angeles Median Income by Race

Los Angeles, CA median income is broken down by race in the table below. Asian people make the most, with an average of $33,580 annually. The group with the lowest income ($18,875), are Hispanic people.

Race City State USA
Asian
$33,580
$37,759
$34,418
National Average
White
$30,976
$33,383
$31,133
National Average
Black or African American
$29,433
$31,285
$25,062
National Average
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
$26,823
$30,711
$26,563
National Average
Two or more races
$25,943
$25,945
$22,664
National Average
American Indian and Alaska Native
$22,132
$24,373
$21,510
National Average
Hispanic
$18,875
$21,722
$21,505
National Average

Los Angeles Median Household Income by Age

The average income for different age groups is shown below. The age group with the highest income in Los Angeles, CA is < 25.

Age City State USA
< 25
$28,322
$32,470
$26,465
National Average
25 - 44
$51,362
$64,374
$57,132
National Average
45 - 64
$57,220
$73,646
$63,398
National Average
> 64
$33,489
$40,098
$33,906
National Average

Los Angeles Median Worker Income

The table below displays the median individual worker income for Los Angeles, CA. The city average worker income is $26,239. Nationwide, the average is $29,701.

Worker Type City State USA
Male
$28,283
$36,142
$35,201
National Average
Female
$23,579
$26,155
$24,139
National Average
Median Household Income
$49,138
$60,883
$51,914
National Average

Los Angeles Household Income Other than Earnings

Data for Los Angeles, CA household income, other than earnings, is shown in the below table. The highest other earnings is Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income, which is $25,900. City wide social security other income from social security averages $14,176.

Income Type City State USA
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income
$25,900
$21,055
$15,308
National Average
Retirement Income
$23,841
$24,894
$21,489
National Average
Social Security Income
$14,176
$15,212
$15,495
National Average
Public Assistance Income
$5,379
$5,556
$3,553
National Average

Top Los Angeles Occupations

View occupation data for Los Angeles, CA below. Occupations are listed in order of the percent of population doing them.

Occupation City State USA
Sales and office occupations
24.4%
25.4%
25.4%
National Average
Service occupations
19.8%
17.4%
17.1%
National Average
Education, legal, community service, arts, and media occupations
13.7%
10.8%
10.6%
National Average
Management, business, and financial occupations
13.3%
15.0%
14.3%
National Average
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
12.6%
11.1%
12.4%
National Average
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations
8.8%
9.9%
9.8%
National Average
Computer, engineering, and science occupations
3.7%
6.0%
5.2%
National Average
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
3.7%
4.4%
5.2%
National Average
Notes
  • City rating based on comparing Los Angeles to other California cities.
  • State rating based on comparing California to other U.S. states.
  • All ratings are segmented into quintiles (very low, low, average, high, very high).
  • Data provided by the 2010 U.S. Census.
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