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Largest Employers in Los Angeles County

Kaiser Permanente, Baldwin Park

Kaiser Permanente in Baldwin Park. Kaiser Permanente is Los Angeles County's largest private employer. Photo by Felicia Aparicio.


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Numbers are rounded and dated as noted.

Employer Employees
County of Los Angeles 95,210 (1)
Los Angeles Unified School District 75,670 (2)
City of Los Angeles (including DWP) 72,600 (3)
University of California, Los Angeles 51,010 (4)
Kaiser Permanente 41,340 (5)
Federal Government (Except Postal Service) 30,600 (1)
State of California (non-education) 27,990 (1)
University of Southern California 22,160 (5)
Target Corp. 20,000 (5)
Northrop Grumman Corp. 18,000 (5)
Federal Government (Postal Service) 16,830 (1)
Ralphs / Food 4 Less (Kroger Co.) 15,530 (5)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 15,300 (5)
Amazon 15,000 (5)
Allied Universal 14,480 (5)
Providence Health & Services 14,090 (5)
Los Angeles Community College District 13,550 (3)
Long Beach Unified School District 12,760 (6)
Walt Disney Co. 12,750 (5)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 12,700 (3)
United Parcel Service (UPS) 11,640 (5)
NBCUniversal 11,500 (5)
Home Depot 11,200 (5)
AT&T Inc. 11,000 (5)
Albertsons / Vons / Pavilions 10,000 (5)
California State University, Long Beach 9,090 (3)
California State University, Northridge 8,720 (3)
California Institute of Technology 8,460 (5)
Boeing Co. 8,000 (5)
Wells Fargo & Co. 7,610 (5)
ABM Industries Inc. 7,500 (5)
Bank of America Corp. 7,500 (5)
Fedex Corp. 7,000 (5)
City of Hope 6,730 (5)
City of Long Beach 6,520 (3)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles 6,400 (5)
Raytheon Co. 6,310 (5)
Dignity Health 6,000 (5)
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) 6,000 (5)
Los Angeles County Superior Court 5,820 (3)
California State University, Los Angeles 5,720 (3)
Costco Wholesale 5,570 (5)
California Polytechnic University, Pomona 5,560 (3)
SoCalGas 5,400 (5)
Mt. San Antonio Community College District 5,160 (3)
Long Beach Medical Center & Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach 4,850 (5)
Adventist Health 4,580 (5)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 4,500 (5)
Edison International 4,450 (5)
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 4,400 (5)
Paramount Pictures Corp. 4,300 (5)
ABC Unified School District 4,050 (6)
Torrance Unified School District 4,020 (6)
Glendale Unified School District 4,010 (8)
99 Cents Only Stores 4,000 (5)
Whole Foods Market 4,000 (5)
Medtronic Diabetes 3,950 (5)
Huntington Hospital 3,730 (5)
Charter Communications Inc. (Spectrum) 3,700 (5)
Lockheed Martin Corp. 3,700 (5)
City National Bank 3,660 (5)
Compton Unified School District 3,560 (6)
Pasadena Area Community College District 3,510 (7)
WalMart Inc. 3,500 (5)
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District 3,400 (6)
Torrance Memorial Medical Center 3,400 (5)
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 3,380 (5)
El Camino Community College District 3,360 (6)
Santa Monica Community College District 3,340 (3)
Downey Unified School District 3,320 (6)
California State University, Dominguez Hills 3,280 (3)
Pomona School District 3,280 (6)
William S. Hart Union High School District 3,230 (6)
City of Santa Monica 3,070 (3)
Centene Corp. 3,000 (5)

Notes and Sources:
1) California Employment Development Dept., March 2020
2) Los Angeles Unified School District data, 2020-2021 School Year
3) Government Compensation in California, 2019 (see "Note" below)
4) University of California data, April 2020
5) Los Angeles Business Journal Employer Survey/Estimates, 2020
6) Latest data provided by Government Compensation in California, 2018 (see "Note" below)
7) Latest data provided by Government Compensation in California, 2017 (see "Note" below)
8) Latest data provided by Government Compensation in California, 2015 (see "Note" below)

Note: Employment numbers from "Government Compensation in California" may differ from employment numbers directly reported by the employer. Numbers from this source reflect every person having received a paycheck for any amount of time employed (even briefly) during any part of the year.