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California’s Creative Economy Supports 2.68 Million Jobs, Study Says

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California’s creative economy packs a $209 billion punch.
A study commissioned by Otis College of Art and Design shows the state’s creative industries support 2.68 million jobs, generate $209.6 billion in labor income and provide an annual $650 billion boost to the Golden State’s economy.
More than 1 million workers are directly employed in California’s creative industries and another 1.6 million indirect jobs support those operations, the study said. That accounts for 15.4% of the state’s overall employment. In Los Angeles County, creative industries account for an even bigger 16.3% of the total job base.
So what, exactly, are the creative industries? The report breaks them into five categories…
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