Recent Trends in Housing Affordability June 22, 2017

We look at recent trends in housing affordability in some of California's largest metropolitan regions.


October 2016 State Jobs Report December 1, 2016

We recap the October 2016 state jobs data, which was released in November.


FTB Data: County Income Distributions, 2013 September 12, 2016

We discuss the distribution of incomes across almost all of California's counties based on data from 2013 personal income tax returns filed with the state's Franchise Tax Board.


Additional Data: FTB Income Distributions for Each Available County September 12, 2016

In this post, we display graphics displaying the 2013 income before deductions, as reported in state tax data, for each available California county. This post accompanies an explanatory note on these income distributions here.


July 2016 State Jobs Report August 31, 2016

We discuss California's July 2016 statewide jobs data, as reported by federal and state labor agencies on August 19, 2016.


March 2016 Jobs Report: Unemployment Down, Slow Growth in Payroll Jobs April 15, 2016

We discuss the March 2016 jobs report, released by the California Employment Development Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


County Economies: California Arguably Doing Better Than Recent Report Suggests January 26, 2016

We discuss a recent National Association of Counties report on county economies.


Limited Evidence California is Facing New Housing Bubble December 4, 2015

We briefly review the data concerning possible overheating in the state's housing market.


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.


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.


July 2015 Jobs Report: Strong & Weak Sectors Locally August 21, 2015

We look at the July 2015 Employment Development Department regional jobs data to see which job sectors are performing well and which are weak in several areas of California.


May 2015 State and Metro Job Data July 1, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and California's Employment Development Department have released May 2015 state and metropolitan area job data.


California Sales Tax Rates Vary by City and County May 7, 2015

In this post, we present a map illustrating the variation in sales tax rates in two of California's major population centers.


2013 FTB Data: Personal Income Tax Base Varies Regionally April 30, 2015

The Franchise Tax Board has released data on taxes paid and income reported on 2013 California personal income tax returns by county.