UCLA Means Jobs for the Greater Los Angeles Region
UCLA directly employs more than 27,000 Southern Californians, making it the 7th-largest employer in the greater Los Angeles region. UCLA-related spending indirectly supports an additional 42,800 full-time-equivalent jobs in the area for a regional total of nearly 70,000.
UCLA employee spending sustained 19,800 jobs in the greater Los Angeles region. UCLA itself spent over $1 billion on operating purchases in fiscal 2005-2006, generating more than 9,600 additional jobs and $488 million in wages. Spending by UCLA students added another 6,600 jobs in the region.
To maintain world-class facilities for its students, faculty, researchers and health-care professionals, UCLA invested approximately $435 million in capital expenditures in 2005-2006, resulting in 5,500 jobs and $222 million in wages.
More than 2 million visitors attend a UCLA event or tour the campus annually. These visitors spent nearly $50 million in the greater Los Angeles region last year, producing 1,200 jobs and approximately $29 million in wages.
UCLA’s economic impact extends beyond the regional economy, sustaining a further 10,600 jobs outside Southern California for a statewide total of nearly 80,600 jobs.
UCLA is the 7th-largest employer in the
greater Los Angeles region.