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It's bad news for your waiter. The film and television industry has lost more than 16,000 jobs since 2004 and the outlook isn't improving much.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - If your waiter wants a job in film, he's going to have to consider moving to another state where many of the jobs have gine. According to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp, several film industry jobs have left California because other states have offered incentives to the industry.
New York, for example, was mentioned in the report for adding 14,100 jobs in the industry.
Still, the film industry in Los Angeles is the world's largest employing an entire city's worth of people. Nearly 250,000 area residents work in the film and television industry.
And the average wage for many workers in the industry is relatively high, around $117,000 in 2011.
In the meantime, it is expected that some jobs will be lost to other states such as Georgia, (800 jobs) and Louisiana, (2,200 jobs) as they too try to steal away their slice of Hollywood pie with tax credits and other incentives.
Speaking of pie, waiter.
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