Over the past two decades, according to an analysis of job growth by UC Irvine professor Ken Murphy, Los Angeles County has suffered almost twice the level of industrial job losses as the nation. During that period, professional and technical service jobs — which are better suited to remote work and have survived the pandemic in reasonably good condition — grew in the region by only 14%, compared with a national increase of 36% in such jobs.
Op-Ed: The roots of California’s tattered economy were planted long before the coronavirus arrived
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 25, 2020 (Op-Ed)
October 25, 2020