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L.A. County tourism jobs grew nearly 6% in 2014, data show
L.A. County tourism jobs grew nearly 6% in 2014, data show

Los Angeles County's tourism industry grew by nearly 6% last year, the highest growth rate of any major job sector in the region, according to new employment data. Out of the 96,600 net jobs added in Los Angeles County last year, 25,300 were in the leisure and hospitality industries, according to the California Employment Development Department. The numbers mark the third year in a row that the tourism industry has grown by at least 5%, according to the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. By comparison, the education and health services industry -- including doctors, dentists and college professors -- grew by 3.9% last year compared to 2013, according to the Employment...

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