LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Controller Ron Galperin today released an updated “COVID-19 Job Losses in L.A.'' map that shows Los Angeles regained about 50,000 jobs in June, but the city is still down about 201,000 jobs since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Galperin said the city lost nearly 268,000 jobs in March and April, regained 16,000 jobs in May and continued to rebound in June as the economy reopened, based on the state's most recent employment numbers.
“It has been an incredibly tough four months for Angelenos,'' Galperin said. “More than 200,000 local jobs have disappeared, leaving so many residents, especially those in communities of color and immigrant communities, in a state of economic uncertainty. The most recent job numbers reflect gains from business reopenings in June, but the dramatic resurgence of COVID-19 infections this month could lead to reversals in the future.''
All industries, except finance/insurance and utility sectors, havelost jobs since the coronavirus hit, Galperin said. Accommodation/food service and information sectors have suffered the most overall losses, 52,700 and 42,100 jobs respectively.
All industries, except education services, regained some of those jobs in June, and all Los Angeles neighborhoods have lost jobs since February with an average decline of 13% in each, according to Galperin.
The accommodation/food service sectors regained 21,100 jobs or 21% in June, but with the reversion to state restrictions on bars and indoor dining in July, recent gains in those sectors could diminish, according to Galperin.
Retail trade regained 7,900 jobs or 6% but is still down 17,400 jobs amid the pandemic.
Arts/entertainment/recreation sectors regained 5,700 jobs or 24% but are still down 13,600 jobs during the pandemic.
Professional/scientific/technical services sectors regained 3,900 jobs or 4% over the prior month but are still down 10,400 jobs.
Galperin said although job sectors powered by service workers are still down tens of thousands of jobs since COVID-19 hit, two industries have more jobs now than in February.
Finance/insurance sectors gained 1,181 jobs during the pandemic, and utility jobs increased by 188.
The job losses map can be found at lacontroller.org/joblosses.