One perhaps underappreciated consequence of lackluster homebuilding in coastal California is that many workers are denied access to California’s high-wage job markets because they are unable to find housing. These workers are pushed to other parts California or beyond where their wages tend to be lower.
In this post, we display graphics displaying the 2013 income before deductions, as reported in state tax data, for each available California county. This post accompanies an explanatory note on these income distributions here.
We discuss the March 2016 jobs report, released by the California Employment Development Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
We discuss a recent National Association of Counties report on county economies.
We briefly review the data concerning possible overheating in the state's housing market.
The state jobs report for August 2015 shows a continuing trend of job growth and falling unemployment rates.
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.
We look at the July 2015 Employment Development Department regional jobs data to see which job sectors are performing well and which are weak in several areas of California.