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10,000 jobs? Um, no...not full time equivilent.

Look at the 2012 report from revenue again. One Tree Hill accounts for 5,057 of those "jobs" and Eastbound & Down another 2,105. Actual full-time crew & cast jobs on those shows is closer to 300. In short, they counted all the extras used and probably counted each crew job 1 time for every episode. Based on the spending, the 600 jobs for Hick also looks very inflated, but let's go with it.

That would bring the total jobs closer to 4,000. Further complicating things is that the reports don't list how many are NC resident and how many out of state. The impact report for Iron Man 3 showed that 73% of all wages went to non-residents. Even more wages were paid to out of state BTL than NC resident BTL. Finally, you would need to convert the positions to full-time equivalent jobs.

All we need to do is look at the total wages paid ($66.8 million) and divide it by jobs (10,588). That would mean just $6,300 wages paid per worker. Isn't the annual average wage closer to $60,000, if not more? Because at $60,000 average salary, that's barely over 1,100 jobs ($60k divided by $66.8 million).


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