COVID-19 and the Labor Market: Which Workers Have Been Hardest Hit by the Pandemic? November 2, 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.


A Look at County Level Domestic Migration March 5, 2018

This post explores migration between California's 15 most populous counties and other states. 


California Losing Residents Via Domestic Migration February 21, 2018

This post explores trends in migration between California and other states.

 


California's New Minimum Wage: Who are California's Low-Wage Workers? December 6, 2016

We discuss various characteristics of California's low-wage workers.


Lower-Income Households Moving to Inland California from Coast September 16, 2015

A look at American Communtiy Survey data shows notable movement of lower-income households from California's expensive coastal metro areas to the state's inland metro regions.


Placer, Bay Area, Riverside Lead in Net In-Migration March 26, 2015

New Census data show that Bay Area counties are among those in the state with the most robust in-migration in recent years.


California's Changing Population December 5, 2014

California's population is changing. The 65-and-over age group is the state's fastest-growing one. Also, at some point before 2020, Hispanics are expected to become a plurality of the state's population for the first time.