Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World
Decent jobs and economic growth - Goal 8

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

As part of the City of Los Angeles' commitment to adopt and implement the SDGs, the City has, where applicable, localized the national targets to align to city government plans and policies. More information on the localization process is available at this link.



8.1 Sustain local per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, equitable gross domestic product growth per annum across all communities
8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
8.4 Improve progressively, through 2030, local resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10‐Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production
8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
8.7 Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure access to labor rights and equitable pay
8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
8.9 By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products
8.10 Encourage the expansion and greater access for all to banking, insurance and traditional and emerging financial services
8.b By 2020, develop and operationalize a local strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization