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.


How California's Economy Evolved Over the Last Business Cycle January 7, 2021

California's job growth slightly exceeded the national average over the last cycle, and its information sector performed especially well.


November 2020 Jobs Report December 18, 2020

California employers added 57,100 jobs in November, the smallest increase since the economy started to recover.


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.


COVID-19 and the Labor Market: Who Are California's Frontline and Remote Workers? December 8, 2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the way many Californians work. As we described in the first post in this series, many workers have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and job losses have disproportionately affected women, younger workers, less educated workers, and Latino workers. Other workers have had to change the way they work, either by taking extra precautions in how they interact with customers and colleagues or by temporarily working from home instead of the office or job site. In this post, we take a closer look at this group: people whose jobs entail frequent person-to-person contact (frontline workers) and those who likely have been able to work from home (remote workers).


October 2020 Jobs Report November 21, 2020

California recovered 145,000 jobs in October.


September 2020 Jobs Report October 16, 2020

California recovers 96,000 jobs in September, still 1.62 million below February level.


August 2020 Jobs Report September 18, 2020

California recovers 101,900 jobs in August, still down 1.73 million from February.


July 2020 Jobs Report August 21, 2020

California recovers 140,000 jobs in July, still down 1.8 million from February.


June 2020 Jobs Report July 17, 2020

We discuss the June 2020 California jobs report.


May 2020 Jobs Report June 22, 2020

We discuss the May 2020 jobs report. 


April 2020 Jobs Report May 22, 2020

We discuss the April 2020 state jobs report.


March 2020 Jobs Report April 17, 2020

We discuss the March 2020 state jobs report.


December 2019 Jobs Report January 27, 2020

We discuss the December 2019 state jobs report.


November 2019 Jobs Report December 29, 2019

We discuss the November 2019 state jobs report.