California New Car Sales: August 2020 October 16, 2020

New vehicle registrations have rebounded from record lows in the spring, but remain below pre-recession levels. 


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

Strong U.S. retail sales growth continued in September. Total sales January-September 2020 were just 1% below the same period in 2019. 


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: October 5 - October 9 October 9, 2020

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


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: September 27 - October 3 October 9, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance claims data.


California New Business Creation: September 2020 October 8, 2020

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


Building Permits Update: August 2020 October 2, 2020

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


Snapshot of the California Economy: August 2020 October 2, 2020

A look at ten key indicators suggests that California's economy  continued to recover in August, but at a somewhat slower pace. 


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.


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.