Income Tax Withholding Tracker: 3/23 to 3/27 March 27, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: March 15-21 March 26, 2020

Observations on weekly unemployment claims data for California. 


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: 3/16 to 3/20 March 20, 2020

The first interation of a weekly post examining whether economic effects of COVID-19 can be observed in weekly withholding data. 


February 2020 State Tax Collections March 19, 2020

We discuss monthly collections from the state's three largest taxes. 


Cannabis Tax Revenue Update March 6, 2020

We review cannabis tax revenue data for the second quarter of 2019-20. 


Building Permits Update: January 2020 March 5, 2020

A brief look at California housing permits data for January 2020.


Voluntary Contribution Tax "Check-Offs" March 4, 2020

This post describes recent tax filers' contributions to Voluntary Contribution Funds. 


January 2020 State Tax Collections February 27, 2020

We discuss monthly collections from the state's three largest taxes. 


Home Sales Update: January 2020 February 24, 2020

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


Unemployment Claims Update: January 2020 February 20, 2020

A brief look at initial unemployment claims for January 2020.


A Look at Household Debt in California February 12, 2020

We review new data on household debt in California. 


Building Permits Update: December 2019 February 6, 2020

A brief look at housing permit data for December 2019.


State Fiscal Health Index: December 2019 February 5, 2020

An update of our index which tracks the strength of economic conditions relevant to the state’s fiscal health.


December 2019 Jobs Report January 27, 2020

We discuss the December 2019 state jobs report.


Home Sales Update: December 2019 January 21, 2020

A brief look at home sales data for December 2019.