U.S. Retail Sales: June 2020 July 16, 2020

U.S. retail sales rose 8% from May to June, returning to 2019 level.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: July 6-July 10 July 10, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: June 28-July 4 July 10, 2020

Observations on weekly unemployment claims data for California.


Building Permits Update: May 2020 July 7, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: June 21-June 27 July 6, 2020

Observations on weekly unemployment claims data for California.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: June 29-July 3 (UPDATED) July 6, 2020

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


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: June 22-June 26 June 26, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: June 14-June 20 June 25, 2020

Observations on weekly unemployment claims data for California.


Home Sales Update: May 2020 June 24, 2020

A brief look at California home sales data for May 2020.


Home Prices Update: May 2020 June 23, 2020

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


May 2020 Jobs Report June 22, 2020

We discuss the May 2020 jobs report. 


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: June 15-June 19 June 19, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: June 7-June 13 June 19, 2020

Observations on weekly unemployment claims data for California.


U.S. Retail Sales: May 2020 June 16, 2020

May 2020 U.S. retail sales show significant rebound from April decline. 


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: June 8-June 12 June 12, 2020

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