CALIFORNIA GDP (2006): $1.7 trillion

WORLDWIDE RANK IF CALIFORNIA WERE A COUNTRY: Seventh

LOS ANGELES METRO AREA GDP (2006): $680 billion


WORLDWIDE RANK IF LOS ANGELES WERE A COUNTRY: 18

CALIFORNIA PROJECTED 2009 DEFICIT: $25 billion

LOS ANGELES PROJECTED 2009 DEFICIT: $433 million

CALIFORNIA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 8.4 percent, November 2008; 8.2 percent, October 2008; 5.7 percent, November 2007.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 8.7 percent, November 2008;8.2 percent, October 2008; 5.1 percent, November 2007.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MEDIAN HOME PRICE (NOVEMBER 2008): $340,000, down 31.9 percent from a year ago.

CALIFORNIA NEW FORECLOSURE FILINGS IN NOVEMBER 2008: 19,248, up 20 percent from October 2008.

LOS ANGELES VIOLENT CRIMES PER 10,000 PEOPLE (2008): 63.1, down 4 percent from 2007.

Sources: California Department of Finance, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department, Commerce Department Bureau of Economic Analysis, DataQuickInformation Systems, RealtyTrac, California Employment Development Department

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