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Business Establishments,
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Los Angeles County, 2015

All Industries 1

Restaurant in Long Beach. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

Business Sector 2 Number of Establishments Paid Employees for Pay Period Including March 12 3 Annual Payroll ($1,000)
Total for all sectors 265,112 4,007,163 $212,873,593
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 118 505 $17,041
Forestry & logging 3 19 $450
Fishing, hunting & trapping 12 27 $910
Support activities for agriculture & forestry 103 459 $15,681
Mining, quarrying & oil & gas extraction 121 4,216 $334,313
Oil & gas extraction 64 876 $104,247
Mining (except oil & gas) 21 373 $29,060
Support activities for mining 36 2,967 $201,006
Utilities 245 14,702 $1,658,549
Utilities 245 14,702 $1,658,549
Construction 13,721 120,007 $6,840,253
Construction of buildings 4,859 28,988 $1,719,258
Heavy & civil engineering construction 464 10,369 $874,325
Specialty trade contractors 8,398 80,650 $4,246,670
Business Sector 2 Number of Establishments Paid Employees for Pay Period Including March 12 3 Annual Payroll ($1,000)
Manufacturing 12,450 350,520 $19,487,817
Food manufacturing 1,075 46,330 $1,874,959
Beverage & tobacco product manufacturing 159 4,153 $263,882
Textile mills 196 5,724 $195,452
Textile product mills 243 3,889 $168,066
Apparel manufacturing 2,424 37,559 $963,459
Leather & allied product manufacturing 72 1,335 $39,950
Wood product manufacturing 243 2,991 $106,235
Paper manufacturing 142 7,536 $418,335
Printing & related support activities 1,068 14,576 $638,788
Petroleum & coal products manufacturing 47 5,496 $661,513
Business Sector 2 Number of Establishments Paid Employees for Pay Period Including March 12 3 Annual Payroll ($1,000)
Chemical manufacturing 486 21,700 $1,356,995
Plastics & rubber products manufacturing 387 15,370 $692,904
Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing 259 6,350 $307,224
Primary metal manufacturing 150 6,291 $307,051
Fabricated metal product manufacturing 1,981 43,567 $2,294,680
Machinery manufacturing 667 15,766 $943,773
Computer & electronic product manufacturing 541 36,558 $3,556,228
Electrical equipment, appliance & component manufacturing 252 9,043 $540,067
Transportation equipment manufacturing 415 37,079 $2,829,717
Furniture & related product manufacturing 607 13,204 $493,186
Miscellaneous manufacturing 1,036 16,003 $835,353
Business Sector 2 Number of Establishments Paid Employees for Pay Period Including March 12 3 Annual Payroll ($1,000)
Wholesale trade 23,383 255,934 $15,081,437
Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 11,341 123,536 $7,749,313
Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 10,333 123,801 $6,887,630
Wholesale electronic markets & agents & brokers 1,709 8,597 $444,494
Retail trade 28,996 424,218 $12,830,673
Motor vehicle & parts dealers 2,215 44,620 $2,294,148
Furniture & home furnishings stores 1,362 12,929 $420,576
Electronics & appliance stores 1,497 14,489 $408,640
Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 1,374 24,552 $717,706
Food & beverage stores 4,661 92,273 $2,325,122
Health & personal care stores 3,141 31,238 $1,194,463
Gasoline stations 1,660 12,580 $277,897
Clothing & clothing accessories stores 5,374 69,608 $1,576,563
Sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument & book stores 1,096 16,574 $289,389
General merchandise stores 896 60,982 $1,506,361
Miscellaneous store retailers 2,807 20,764 $541,857
Nonstore retailers 2,913 23,609 $1,277,951
Business Sector 2 Number of Establishments Paid Employees for Pay Period Including March 12 3 Annual Payroll ($1,000)
Transportation & warehousing 7,389 159,167 $8,685,909
Air transportation 186 20,516 $1,568,526
Water transportation 58 3,285 $221,360
Truck transportation 3,007 27,737 $1,304,283
Transit & ground passenger transportation 754 14,229 $501,185
Pipeline transportation 25 678 $76,397
Scenic & sightseeing transportation 87 876 $23,335
Support activities for transportation 2,263 52,459 $3,226,082
Couriers & messengers 487 23,251 $984,504
Warehousing & storage 522 16,136 $780,237
Business Sector 2 Number of Establishments Paid Employees for Pay Period Including March 12 3 Annual Payroll ($1,000)
Information 10,459 288,185 $19,766,383
Publishing industries (except internet) 809 18,267 $2,790,273
Motion picture & sound recording industries 6,782 195,516 $9,031,575
Broadcasting (except internet) 363 23,901 $2,782,521
Telecommunications 1,377 25,794 $2,320,449
Data processing, hosting & related services 535 12,651 $1,311,882
Other information services 593 12,056 $1,529,683
Finance & insurance 12,908 155,521 $17,969,681
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Credit intermediation & related activities 4,985 72,029 $6,419,197
Securities, commodity contracts & other financial investments & related activities 3,153 25,683 $6,442,152
Insurance carriers & related activities 4,711 57,348 $5,039,527
Funds, trusts & other financial vehicles 58 162 $40,409
Business Sector 2 Number of Establishments Paid Employees for Pay Period Including March 12 3 Annual Payroll ($1,000)
Real estate & rental & leasing 15,198 84,714 $5,318,645
Real estate 13,443 62,401 $3,712,994
Rental & leasing services 1,662 20,438 $1,322,304
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets (except copyrighted works) 93 1,875 $283,347
Professional, scientific & technical services 34,511 397,181 $29,299,293
Professional, scientific & technical services 34,511 397,181 $29,299,293
Management of companies & enterprises 1,478 81,856 $8,300,348
Management of companies & enterprises 1,478 81,856 $8,300,348
Administrative & support & waste management & remediation services 11,174 323,809 $11,569,012
Administrative & support services 10,757 314,125 $10,965,681
Waste management & remediation services 417 9,684 $603,331
Educational services 3,936 146,205 $5,793,569
Educational services 3,936 146,205 $5,793,569
Business Sector 2 Number of Establishments Paid Employees for Pay Period Including March 12 3 Annual Payroll ($1,000)
Health care & social assistance 31,633 523,703 $27,464,582
Ambulatory health care services 24,832 208,386 $11,665,698
Hospitals 134 154,648 $11,153,842
Nursing & residential care facilities 2,237 79,985 $2,395,741
Social assistance 4,430 80,684 $2,249,301
Arts, entertainment & recreation 14,549 91,983 $8,520,271
Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries 12,823 37,511 $7,168,923
Museums, historical sites & similar institutions 124 4,789 $190,305
Amusement, gambling & recreation industries 1,602 49,683 $1,161,043
Accommodation & food services 21,902 420,734 $8,724,224
Accommodation 1,279 49,108 $1,642,529
Food services & drinking places 20,623 371,626 $7,081,695
Other services (except public administration) 20,016 162,871 $5,177,612
Repair & maintenance 6,039 36,235 $1,307,512
Personal & laundry services 7,926 52,501 $1,432,094
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional & similar organizations 6,051 74,135 $2,438,006
Industries not classified 925 1,132 $33,981

1) Excludes most government employees, railroad employees and self-employed persons.
2) Business Sector categories are per the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), developed by representatives from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It replaces each country's separate classification system with a uniform system for classifying industries.
3) Paid employees consist of full and part-time employees, including salaried officers and executives of corporations, who were on the payroll in the pay period Including March 12. Included are employees on paid sick leave, holidays, and vacations; not included are proprietors or partners of unincorporated businesses.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau