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.


3/2015: California Nonfarm Jobs Up by 39,800 April 17, 2015

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.


Limited Statewide Economic Impact of Drought April 14, 2015

This blog post responds to questions we receive regularly concerning the likely effect of the drought on the state's economy and tax revenues.


Effects of L.A., Inland Empire on CA Unemployment February 2, 2015

We consider how the elevated unemployment rates in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties affect the statewide unemployment rate.


Agricultural Areas Tend to Have Higher Unemployment January 29, 2015

We consider the relationship between a California area having an agriculture-focused economy and its unemployment rate.


California Exports Around the World December 6, 2014

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.


California is the Leading Farm State December 4, 2014

Farms and ranches occupy a large portion of California's land area. The Central Valley is one of the world's leading agricultural regions.