How many people work in West Hollywood?
How many people work in West Hollywood? Put another way, how many West Hollywood jobs are there? The latest estimates we’ve found range from 27,065 to 32,385. The estimates are listed below. We don’t know which is best.
|SOURCE OF ESTIMATE||LATEST ESTIMATE||UNITS||YEAR|
|City financial reports||32,385||Jobs||2014|
|American Community Survey||27,065||Workers||2010-14|
We suspect the divergence in estimates is due mainly to differences in methodology. The divergence seems big, but it’s not unique to West Hollywood. For example, if we compare SCAG’s estimate to the comparable ACS number, the SCAG estimate is 14% higher for West Hollywood, 7% higher for Beverly Hills, and 12% lower for Los Angeles.
Number of West Hollywood jobs over time
Depending on the source, the City may have gained or lost jobs over the last decade or so. The chart below illustrates the different patterns seen in different data sources. You can see the data source, year, and value by pointing at or touching each dot or line.
% change in the number of jobs
If one of the City’s goals is stable or growing employment, then the % change in the number of jobs could be a measure of success. However, the actual % depends a lot on which source we choose. For example, between 2007 and 2013, the SCAG numbers suggest an 8% drop in West Hollywood jobs, while the ACS numbers imply 7% growth.
Another test of success could the % change in jobs compared to nearby cities. For example, if we use the SCAG numbers for 2007 to 2013, West Hollywood and Santa Monica had bigger declines than Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Culver City. The numbers are in the chart below.
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