December 2020 Jobs Report January 28, 2021

California lost 52,200 net jobs in December, as the pandemic surge slowed the leisure and hospitality sector.


Unemployment Claims Update: November and December 2020 January 20, 2021

A brief look at recent Unemployment Insurance claims and benefits.


2020-21 Fiscal Outlook: Recent Job Losses Concentrated Among Childless Workers, Dampening Caseload Growth December 8, 2020

In this post, we look at one unforeseen labor market shift that has important implications for the state’s fiscal picture: compared to past recessions, a larger share of workers who have lost jobs during the pandemic do not have children. 


COVID-19 and the Labor Market: Which Workers Have Been Hardest Hit by the Pandemic? December 8, 2020

The California labor market collapsed in late March and early April due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In response to COVID-19, state and local officials took steps to limit the spread of the disease. The Governor issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 19. Since that time, public health officials have issued various directives limiting daily activities. These efforts, as well as health concerns, depressed economic activity across the state. As a result, many employers cut jobs. In this post, we take a closer look at how the pandemic has affected different industries and different types of workers in California.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: October 4 - October 10 October 19, 2020

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance claims data.


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

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance claims data.


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

Observations on this week's Unemployment Insurance caseload.


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

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


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

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


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

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


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

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


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

Observations on this week's unemployment insurance caseload.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: August 2 - August 8 August 14, 2020

Observations on weekly unemployment claims data for California.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: July 26 - August 1 August 7, 2020

Observations on weekly unemployment claims data for California.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Update: July 19-July 25 July 31, 2020

Observations on weekly unemployment claims data for California.