February 2021 Cap-and-Trade Auction Update February 25, 2021

February 2021 auction generates $647 Million in state revenue.

Home Prices Update: January 2021 February 23, 2021

California home prices continue to soar, and are now more than 10 percent above the level of 12 months ago.

Home Sales Update: January 2021 February 23, 2021

California homes continued to sell at a brisk pace in January.

Income Tax Withholding Tracker: February 1 - February 19 February 19, 2021

California income tax collections this month to date are 7.8 percent above last February, and cumulative collections since late March are up 6.4 percent over the same period in 2019-20.

4th Quarter 2020 Venture Capital Funding Report February 18, 2021

California firms continued to attract VC funding at a strong pace, with $17.4 billion of new commitments in the 4th quarter of 2020.

Why is Venture Capital Funding a Useful Economic Indicator? February 18, 2021

Venture capital is a key funding source for high technology startups and other young firms.

U.S. Retail Sales Update: January 2021 February 17, 2021

U.S. retail sales grew 5.3% from December to January (seasonally adjusted)—the 4th-largest monthly increase since 1992.

Card Spending Update: January 2021 February 12, 2021

Credit/debit card data suggest CA taxable sales grew by 2% in January but the spending response to recent federal stimulus payments seemed to be weaker in CA than elsewhere. 

January 2021 State Tax Collections February 12, 2021

Revenue collections through January have been well ahead of projections in the recently released 2021-22 Governor’s Budget. After accounting for changes in constitutionally-required spending, we estimate that these higher-than-expected collections represent a roughly $4 billion increase in discretionary state funding relative to the Governor’s Budget.

California New Business Creation: January 2021 February 4, 2021

California new business creation in January was up more than 50 percent over the same month in 2020.

3rd Quarter 2020 Personal Income Report February 4, 2021

California personal income stayed flat in the third quarter as transfer payments fell, although wages and salaries were up over 2019.

Snapshot of the California Economy: December 2020 February 4, 2021

December data was emblematic of the state’s uneven economic recovery from the pandemic.

Building Permits Update: December 2020 February 4, 2021

California recorded 11,611 housing permits in December, by far the biggest monthly total in 2020.

Home Prices Update: December 2020 February 1, 2021

California home price growth continues to outpace national growth, and is now up nearly 10 percent over the past 12 months.

Home Sales Update: December 2020 January 29, 2021

California home sales remained very strong for the fourth straight month.