California’s creative economy back to pre-recession job count, generating $407 billion

California’s creative economy generated $407 billion and supported more than 1.6 million jobs in 2016 and it’s still picking up speed, according to a report by the Otis College of Art and Design.

That figure represents about 15 percent of the Golden State’s $2.7 trillion economy.

The study, compiled by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., shows creative industries fueled $141.5 billion labor income in 2016 through direct, indirect and induced jobs. That includes workers...

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