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88,425
Job Openings
4.1%
Unemployment Rate
$53,870
Median Base Salary
98k
Population

Compton has the 232nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Compton is part of the Los Angeles metro area. Unemployment in the Los Angeles area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Los Angeles has the 2nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Compton is above average at $53,870, and the median cost of a home in Compton is $233,400, which is above the national average. 6% of workers in Compton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 60% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Compton. 72% of Compton workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Compton spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.

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      City of Compton CareerLink Center (Youth)

      700 N Bullis Road
      Compton, CA 90221
      310-605-3050

      LA South/Compton Workforce Service Office

      2909 E Pacific Commerce Drive
      Compton, CA 90220
      310-223-2901

      CCD/Compton WorkSource Center

      2909 E Pacific Commerce Drive
      Compton, CA 90221
      310-762-1101