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September 02, 1989|Clipboard researched by Dallas M. Jackson and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times, Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

1979-'81 Industry group 1979 1981 % Change 1983 MANUFACTURING Food, allied products 2,500 2,500 0.0 3,400 Lumber, furniture 2,500 2,200 -12.0 1,300 Paper, allied products 2,500 1,700 -32.0 2,200 Printing, publishing 700 700 0.0 600 Petroleum, chemicals, rubber 1,500 800 -46.6 1,200 Stone, clay, glass products 500 500 0.0 600 Metals, machinery* 7,800 12,200 56.4 10,800 Transportation equipment 3,400 5,500 61.7 8,500 Other+ 1,200 1,100 -8.3 900 Total Manufacturing 22,600 27,200 20.3 29,500 NON-MANUFACTURING Construction 33,400 30,400 -8.9 28,300 Transportation, warehousing 500 3,300 560.0 7,400 Public utilities 6,600 5,800 -12.1 5,700 Wholesale, retail trade 28,700 41,200 43.5 31,500 Entertainment*** 2,900 3,800 31.0 2,400 Miscellaneous service** 3,900 5,800 48.7 4,400 Government 8,800 11,500 30.6 12,200 Other++ 3,200 3,300 3.1 3,600 Total Non-manufacturing 88,000 105,100 19.4 95,500 TOTAL ALL UNIONS 110,600 132,300 19.6 125,000

1981-'83 Industry group % Change MANUFACTURING Food, allied products 36.0 Lumber, furniture -40.9 Paper, allied products 29.4 Printing, publishing -14.3 Petroleum, chemicals, rubber 50.0 Stone, clay, glass products 20.0 Metals, machinery* -11.5 Transportation equipment 54.5 Other+ -18.2 Total Manufacturing 8.5 NON-MANUFACTURING Construction -6.9 Transportation, warehousing 124.2 Public utilities -1.7 Wholesale, retail trade -23.5 Entertainment*** -36.8 Miscellaneous service** -24.1 Government 6.1 Other++ 9.1 Total Non-manufacturing -9.1 TOTAL ALL UNIONS -5.5

1983-'85 1985-'87 Industry group 1985 % Change 1987 % Change MANUFACTURING Food, allied products 4,100 20.6 3,400 -17.1 Lumber, furniture 900 -30.8 1,000 11.6 Paper, allied products 1,800 -18.2 1,300 -27.8 Printing, publishing 500 -16.7 1,400 180.0 Petroleum, chemicals, rubber 2,200 83.3 800 -63.6 Stone, clay, glass products 500 -16.7 400 -20.0 Metals, machinery* 9,300 -13.9 7,500 -19.4 Transportation equipment 12,400 45.9 12,500 0.8 Other+ 1,100 22.2 700 -36.4 Total Manufacturing 32,800 11.2 29,000 -11.6 NON-MANUFACTURING Construction 26,600 6.0 26,400 -0.8 Transportation, warehousing 12,300 66.2 11,600 -5.7 Public utilities 8,100 42.1 7,700 -4.9 Wholesale, retail trade 26,100 -17.1 35,500 36.0 Entertainment*** 3,100 29.2 2,800 9.7 Miscellaneous service** 7,800 77.3 7,600 -2.6 Government 22,300 82.8 28,300 26.9 Other++ 1,200 -66.7 1,100 -8.3 Total Non-manufacturing 107,500 12.6 121,000 12.6 TOTAL ALL UNIONS 140,300 12.2 150,000 7.0

Figures shown are for July of each year. 1987 is most recent year for which data is available.

* Includes electrical and non-electrical machinery

+ Includes leather and leather products, instruments and related products, and miscellaneous manufacturing industries; textiles and apparel.

*** Motion picture production and distribution, theaters and other entertainment.

** Includes finance, insurance and real estate; personal services such as laundering, cleaning and dyeing, barber and beauty shops, etc.; business services; professional, educational and related services.

++ Includes eating and drinking places, hotels and other lodging places; agriculture, fishing and mineral extraction.

Source: California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research

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