The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released initial data on gross domestic product (GDP) in the nation's metropolitan areas.
California's Employment Development Department (EDD) has released preliminary jobs data for the month of March 2015. Once again, jobs increased, and the state's unemployment rate declined.
This blog post responds to questions we receive regularly concerning the likely effect of the drought on the state's economy and tax revenues.
We consider how the elevated unemployment rates in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties affect the statewide unemployment rate.
We consider the relationship between a California area having an agriculture-focused economy and its unemployment rate.
International trade is important to California's economy. The state's key international trading partnerships are diverse, including countries in North America, Asia, and Europe.
Farms and ranches occupy a large portion of California's land area. The Central Valley is one of the world's leading agricultural regions.