Full-Time and Part-Time Employment Growth May 8, 2015

We discuss March 2015 data on the proportion of California workers working full time and part time.

California Sales Tax Rates Vary by City and County May 7, 2015

In this post, we present a map illustrating the variation in sales tax rates in two of California's major population centers.

New York City's Sales Tax on Services May 7, 2015

As described in our recent report, Understanding California’s Sales Tax, New York City levies a sales tax on personal services. This note provides additional information about the services that are subject to this tax.

California's Sales Tax Rate Has Grown Over Time May 5, 2015

As described in our report, Understanding California's Sales Tax, California's sales tax rate has more than doubled since 1962.

April 2015 Daily Personal Income Tax Tracker May 1, 2015

We tracked April 2015 personal income tax (PIT) collections on a daily basis. April is a key month for collections of the PIT, the state government's largest revenue source.

Corporation Tax Collections Above Projections in April May 1, 2015

April is a major corporate tax collection month. Here, we discuss April 2015 collection trends for the state's third-largest General Fund revenue source.

2013 FTB Data: Personal Income Tax Base Varies Regionally April 30, 2015

The Franchise Tax Board has released data on taxes paid and income reported on 2013 California personal income tax returns by county.

3/2015: California Metro Area Jobs Data April 29, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released preliminary jobs data for metropolitan regions across the U.S. for the month of March 2015.

U-6: Broader Unemployment Measure Improves in 1st Quarter April 29, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its alternative measures of labor underutilization (unemployment) for states through the first quarter of 2015.

3/2015: CA "Coincident Index" Remains In Top Tier of States April 24, 2015

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released the "coincident indexes" for the 50 U.S. states for March 2015.

More Help Wanted Ads, Fewer Unemployed April 22, 2015

This note discusses the most recent California Employment Development Department Help Wanted OnLine Data Series report.

3/2015: Comparison With Other States' Job Reports April 21, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released data on states' March 2015 job reports.

3/2015: California Nonfarm Jobs Up by 39,800 April 17, 2015

California's Employment Development Department (EDD) has released preliminary jobs data for the month of March 2015. Once again, jobs increased, and the state's unemployment rate declined.

Job Sector Definitions April 17, 2015

In this background post, we describe the major nonfarm job sectors that our office tracks in monthly state jobs reports.

3/2015: Revenues $1.3 Billion Above Fiscal Year Projection April 15, 2015

This note provides information on March 2015 state tax collections.