September 2020 State Tax Collections October 19, 2020

September collections from the state’s three largest taxes were ahead of budget projections by $4 billion (42 percent). 


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: October 4 - October 10 October 19, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance claims data.


Card Spending Update: September 2020 October 19, 2020

Credit/debit card data suggest California taxable sales continued to grow in September but still remained somewhat below January.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: October 12 - October 16 October 16, 2020

We examine whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data.


September 2020 Jobs Report October 16, 2020

California recovers 96,000 jobs in September, still 1.62 million below February level.


California New Car Sales: August 2020 October 16, 2020

New vehicle registrations have rebounded from record lows in the spring, but remain below pre-recession levels. 


U.S. Retail Sales Update: September 2020 October 16, 2020

Strong U.S. retail sales growth continued in September. Total sales January-September 2020 were just 1% below the same period in 2019. 


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: October 5 - October 9 October 9, 2020

We examine whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: September 27 - October 3 October 9, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance claims data.


California New Business Creation: September 2020 October 8, 2020

Data from the U.S. Census suggests a heightened level of new business creation in California in September.


Building Permits Update: August 2020 October 2, 2020

A brief look at California building permits data for August 2020.


Snapshot of the California Economy: August 2020 October 2, 2020

A look at ten key indicators suggests that California's economy  continued to recover in August, but at a somewhat slower pace. 


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 28 - October 2 October 2, 2020

We examine whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: September 20 - September 26 October 2, 2020

Observations on this week's Unemployment Insurance caseload.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 21 - September 25 September 25, 2020

We examine whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data.