The Animation Guild recently released some data they'd been collecting over the years, announcing that jobs in animation are at a record high. According to their data, there were more than 3,350 animators in the guild's Los Angeles jurisdiction last year, which is more than ever before. The boom can likely be attributed to the success of many animated movies in the past year, with four (Frozen, The Croods, Despicable Me 2, and Monster's University) combined pulling in a total $3.5 billion.
Another chart shows were all the jobs are going, and also proves that TV animation is still a thriving industry. Disney and DreamWorks take up the majority of the jobs, but channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network have a nice chunk of the work force, too.
Deadline.com explores the data in a bit more detail, if you're interested, talking about how animation jobs are still being outsourced to other countries (Canada is getting a lot of the work). But even still, seeing that the industry is still growing is great news for us fans of the work these animators make.