The diversity of the Southern California economy shows up in diversity of occupation as well. The state Employment Development Department tracks 357 industries and some 2,000 different occupations ranging from Able Seamen to Yeast Pushers. What follows are brief looks at the employment outlook for other job areas that are key to the Southland's economy. GOVERNMENT
The more than 150 cities and hundreds of special-purpose districts and local schools dotting the Southland will continue as major employers, but the passage of Proposition 13 eight years ago put a brake on proliferation of government jobs.
A survey by the Southern California Assn. of Governments (SCAG) found government providing 15% of all jobs in 1972 compared to 12% in 1984.
"There's growth in the government sector, but its share in the total jobs has gone down," said Gordon Palmer, SCAG's manager of economic analysis and development. The number of jobs is expected to grow 15% by 2000, a 1% annual rate of increase.