State Tax Collections Update: April 2020 to July 2020 August 20, 2020

Total revenue collections for the state’s three largest taxes came in 9 percent ($4.3 billion) ahead of budget projections.


Cannabis Tax Revenue Update August 19, 2020

Preliminary tally of 2019-20 cannabis tax revenue: $477 million.


Home Sales Update: July 2020 August 18, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: August 2 - August 8 August 14, 2020

Observations on weekly unemployment claims data for California.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: August 10-August 14 August 14, 2020

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


U.S. Retail Sales: July 2020 August 14, 2020

U.S. retail sales in July 2020 were 2.7% higher than in July 2019.


California Business Creation Saw Uptick in July August 7, 2020

We report on recent data about new business creation from the U.S. Census. 


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: July 26 - August 1 August 7, 2020

Observations on weekly unemployment claims data for California.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: August 3-August 9 August 7, 2020

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


California Household Debt Declines Slightly Amid Pandemic August 6, 2020

We summarize recent data on household debt in California. 


Building Permits Update: June 2020 August 4, 2020

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


July 2020 Tax Payments Tracker: July 31 Update July 31, 2020

We discuss data on recent state personal income tax and corporation tax collections.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: July 19-July 25 July 31, 2020

Observations on weekly unemployment claims data for California.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: July 27-July 31 July 31, 2020

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


Using Card Spending Data to Track Taxable Sales July 31, 2020

We use data on credit card and debit card transactions in California to get a better sense of recent sales tax trends in California.