Los Angeles Almanac Logo
Home | All Almanac Topics | Employment & Income

Largest Single Employer in Southern California

Los Angeles County Health Workers

Medical staff of the County of Los Angeles. Courtesy of the L.A. County Department of Health Services.

The County of Los Angeles, with 95,210 employees, is the single largest employer in Southern California. Of these employees, to note some, 28,845 are in public safety, 25,122 in health services, 23,813 in social services, and 9,014 in public facilities and services. The spectrum of job listings - from clerk to truck driver, sanitarian to psychiatrist, scientist to scuba diver, attorney to helicopter pilot - encompasses nearly every trade and profession, illustrating the complexity of county government serving a large urban population.

Also see Largest Employers in Los Angeles County.