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By the Numbers

Employment

The California biomedical industry employs 269,997 people altogether, with a core industry of 152,806 people, more than double that of the aerospace industry (~70,000).

Since 2007, core biomedical jobs in California have held steady through the recession (average annual growth rate, 0.5 percent). The number of biomedical employees in 2011 has surpassed 2008 levels, 152,806 to 152,313, respectively.

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