August 2020 Jobs Report September 18, 2020

California recovers 101,900 jobs in August, still down 1.73 million from February.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: September 6 - September 12 September 18, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 14 - September 18 September 18, 2020

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


August 2020 State Tax Collections September 17, 2020

August revenue collections from the state’s three largest taxes were ahead of budget projections by $1.7 billion (24 percent). 


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

U.S. retail sales rose by 0.6 percent from July to August, making sales in August 2020 2.6 percent higher than sales in August 2019.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: August 30 - September 5 September 11, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


Card Spending Update: August 2020 September 11, 2020

Credit/debit card data suggest CA taxable sales continued to grow in August but still remained below January.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 7 - September 11 September 11, 2020

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


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: August 31 - September 4 September 4, 2020

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


Strong Business Creation Continued in August September 3, 2020

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


Building Permits Update: July 2020 August 31, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: August 16 - August 22 August 31, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: August 24 - August 28 August 28, 2020

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


Home Prices Update: July 2020 August 25, 2020

A brief look at California home price data for July 2020.


August 2020 Cap-and-Trade Auction Update August 25, 2020

We discuss the results of the August 2020 cap-and-trade auction.