Building Permits Update: July 2021 September 7, 2021

California builders recorded 9,676 permits in July, 5 percent above the same month in 2020.


1st Quarter 2021 Personal Income Report June 28, 2021

California personal income rose 9.3 percent in the first quarter, mostly reflecting federal stimulus payments.


New Business Creation by Sector May 27, 2021

New business formation has been especially high in the retail and transportation sectors over the past ten months. 


Why Are Home Sales a Useful Economic Indicator? August 23, 2018

This post discussed why those interested in monitoring the state's economy should watch home sales. 


Why Are Unemployment Claims a Useful Economic Indicator? July 24, 2018

This post discusses why those interested in monitoring the state's economy should watch unemployment insurance claims.