Unemployment Claims Update: October 2018 November 28, 2018

A brief look at unemployment claims data for October 2018. 


Fiscal Outlook: Estimating Home Prices November 14, 2018

We discuss the home price forecast included in our Fiscal Outlook and briefly explain our forecasting methodology. 


Fiscal Outlook: Estimating New Construction November 14, 2018

 We discuss the building permit forecast included in our Fiscal Outlook and briefly explain our forecasting methodology. 


State Fiscal Health Index: September 2018 November 13, 2018

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


Unemployment Claims Update: September 2018 October 29, 2018

A brief look at unemployment claims data for September 2018. 


State Fiscal Health Index: August 2018 October 3, 2018

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


Unemployment Claims Update: August 2018 September 24, 2018

A brief look at unemployment claims data for August 2018. 


State Fiscal Health Index: July 2018 September 4, 2018

We developed an index to track the strength of economic conditions relevant to the state’s fiscal health. 


Unemployment Claims Update: July 2018 August 24, 2018

A brief look at unemployment claims data for July 2018.


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. 


Unemployment Claims Update: June 2018 July 24, 2018

A brief look at unemployment claims data for June 2018. 


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. 


Fiscal Outlook: Key Economic Assumptions November 15, 2017

We show the key economic assumptions underlying our new Fiscal Outlook for California.


A Note on Economic Assumptions & State Budget Analyses May 15, 2016

We discuss the ways that economic assumptions affect state budget analyses and how policy makers and others should consider these assumptions.


Some Thoughts About Our New Fiscal Outlook November 18, 2015

A note discussing how we think of the scenarios in the new LAO Fiscal Outlook.