October 2016 State Jobs Report December 1, 2016

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


Housing and Economic Mobility October 10, 2016

One perhaps underappreciated consequence of lackluster homebuilding in coastal California is that many workers are denied access to California’s high-wage job markets because they are unable to find housing. These workers are pushed to other parts California or beyond where their wages tend to be lower.


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.


May Revision 2016: Economic Outlook May 15, 2016

We discuss the state's economic outlook, including the administration's assessment of the near-term economic outlook in the Governor's May Revision to his 2016-17 budget proposal.


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.


November 2015 Jobs Report December 18, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and California's Employment Development Department have released preliminary November 2015 jobs data for the state.


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.


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.


April 2015 EDD Jobs Report May 26, 2015

The Employment Development Department released its preliminary California jobs report for April 2015 on Friday, May 22.


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.


3/2015: California Metro Area Jobs Data April 29, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released preliminary jobs data for metropolitan regions across the U.S. for the month of March 2015.