U-6: Broader Unemployment Measure Continues to Improve October 23, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its updated states' "U-6" measure (a broad measure of the unemployed, underemployed, and those who are not looking but who want a job") through the third quarter of 2015.


Sept. 2015 Jobs Data: Modest Net Job Growth October 16, 2015

The state's Employment Development Department has released job data for September 2015.


September 2015 Income Taxes: Above Governor's Projections October 15, 2015

Personal income tax collections in September were hundreds of millions above the Governor's projections for the month.


California Supreme Court Hears Gillette Case October 6, 2015

In its morning session on October 6, the California Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a key state tax case, Gillette Company et al., v. Franchise Tax Board.


Aug. 2015 Jobs Data: California Metro Regions October 5, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released August 2015 employment data for the nation's 387 metropolitan statistical areas and other metropolitan regions.


California Personal Income Growth Ranked #4 in 2nd Quarter October 1, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released state personal income data through the second quarter of 2015.


Census Bureau's Updated Poverty Statistics September 24, 2015

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released updated poverty statistics for states indicating that 16.4 percent of Californians—more than 6 million people—were poor in 2014. This poverty rate is down slightly from the 2013 rate of 16.8 percent, but remains higher than in the rest of the U.S.


2014 GDP Growth: San Jose MSA Leads Western Region September 24, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released initial data on gross domestic product (GDP) in the nation's metropolitan areas.


Vacation Home Growth Continued in 2014 September 23, 2015

In a recent post, we noted that vacation homes are becoming more common in many parts of California. This post provides a brief update on these trends incorporating newly released data from the 2014 American Community Survey.


Aug. 2015 Jobs Report: California Job Gains Continue September 18, 2015

The state jobs report for August 2015 shows a continuing trend of job growth and falling unemployment rates.


Lower-Income Households Moving to Inland California from Coast September 16, 2015

A look at American Communtiy Survey data shows notable movement of lower-income households from California's expensive coastal metro areas to the state's inland metro regions.


Federal Spending in California September 11, 2015

Focusing on California, we look at recent data published by Pew on federal spending in each state.


Vacation Homes Becoming More Common in Many Parts of California September 10, 2015

This post looks at county-level trends in vacation homes across California.


The Stock Market Downturn and California's Finances August 28, 2015

We answer some questions we receive about California's budget and the stock market downturn of recent days.


Coincident Index Over Past Year: California Ranks 11th of 50 States August 26, 2015

The Philadelphia Fed's July 2015 "coincident indices," a single economic measure considering various data, ranks California's economic performance over the past year as the 11th strongest among the 50 states.