Skip to comments.Wages Lag in L.A. County, Study Says(Could be Illegal aliens?)
Posted on 09/18/2006 9:12:36 AM PDT by radar101
The wages, education and benefits of workers in Los Angeles County lag those of their counterparts elsewhere in California.
The report, titled "Left Behind: Workers and Their Families in a Changing Los Angeles," relies on data from the Census Bureau as well as the state Employment Development Department and Franchise Tax Board to paint a portrait of California's leading city as an economic world apart.
The typical Los Angeles worker one whose earnings are in the 50th percentile makes 83 cents for every dollar earned by the typical worker in the rest of the state, according to the report. Over the last generation, that wage gap has widened.
Over the last 15 years, the number of jobs in L.A. County home to more than one-quarter of California workers declined by 2.8%, while increasing in the rest of California by 28.5%.
"The breadth of the disparity between Los Angeles and the rest of the state is important, and it really is pervasive," said Jean Ross, director of the California Budget Project. Ross pointed in particular to figures on construction jobs, an area of growth in most of California but not in Los Angeles, where the number of such jobs, 145,000, was the same last year as in 1990......................
Half of L.A.'s workers are foreign-born, compared with less than a third in the rest of the state. In 2005, the percentage of workers who had not completed high school was the same as in 1979 a little more than 20%.
Ross and the study's lead author, Alissa Anderson Garcia, acknowledged that the numbers do not reflect Los Angeles' considerable underground economy and self-employed people who have not incorporated.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Would'nt have anything to do with the number of illegals in the workforce would it?
Half of L.A.'s workers are foreign-born....
The LAT is in standard form. Let us correct the sytax of this statement to mean what it says....
Half of L.A.'s workers are Mexicans, a large percentage of which are ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. Now, that is the un-spun version of the statement...
Meanwhile the hospitals (those that are still open), welfare offices, schools, etc., are overflowing with people that cannot speak english.
Gotta love a place with a median income of $36,687 when the median home price in the same area is $470,000...
"Ross and the study's lead author, Alissa Anderson Garcia, acknowledged that the numbers do not reflect Los Angeles' considerable underground economy"
No, they do. That's why the wages are low.