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Bankrupt Detroit Beats L.A. in Job Growth

The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday that a UCLA study showed that "Los Angeles has gone 23 years without job growth," losing 3.1% of the jobs it had in 1990--dead last among U.S. cities, even behind Detroit.

"Among problems plaguing the city: the high cost of housing, congestion, lack of skilled workers and an unfriendly environment for businesses, said William Yu, an economist at the UCLA Anderson Forecast," notes the Times' Shan Li. Much of Li's article is devoted to the finding that California's current drought could lower job growth even more, which is a more convenient explanation for the left than the city's anti-business policies.


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