Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 28 - October 2 October 2, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: September 20 - September 26 October 2, 2020

Observations on this week's Unemployment Insurance caseload.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 21 - September 25 September 25, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: September 13 - September 19 September 25, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


Weekly Household Employment Tracker: September 2 - September 14 September 24, 2020

Observations on biweekly California household employment data.


Home Prices Update: August 2020 September 23, 2020

A brief look at California home price data for August 2020


Home Sales Update: August 2020 September 23, 2020

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


August 2020 Jobs Report September 18, 2020

California recovers 101,900 jobs in August, still down 1.73 million from February.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: September 6 - September 12 September 18, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 14 - September 18 September 18, 2020

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


August 2020 State Tax Collections September 17, 2020

August revenue collections from the state’s three largest taxes were ahead of budget projections by $1.7 billion (24 percent). 


U.S. Retail Sales Update: August 2020 September 16, 2020

U.S. retail sales rose by 0.6 percent from July to August, making sales in August 2020 2.6 percent higher than sales in August 2019.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: August 30 - September 5 September 11, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


Card Spending Update: August 2020 September 11, 2020

Credit/debit card data suggest CA taxable sales continued to grow in August but still remained below January.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: September 7 - September 11 September 11, 2020

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