Weekly Household Employment Tracker: August 19-August 31 September 9, 2020

Observations on weekly California household employment data.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: August 31 - September 4 September 4, 2020

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


Strong Business Creation Continued in August September 3, 2020

Data from the U.S. Census suggests a heightened level of new business creation in California in August.


Building Permits Update: July 2020 August 31, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: August 16 - August 22 August 31, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: August 24 - August 28 August 28, 2020

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


Home Prices Update: July 2020 August 25, 2020

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


August 2020 Cap-and-Trade Auction Update August 25, 2020

We discuss the results of the August 2020 cap-and-trade auction.


July 2020 Jobs Report August 21, 2020

California recovers 140,000 jobs in July, still down 1.8 million from February.


Snapshot of the California Economy: July 2020 August 21, 2020

A look at ten key indicators suggests that California's economy has continued to recover in July. 


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: August 17 - August 21 August 21, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: August 9 - August 15 August 21, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


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.