3/2015: California Nonfarm Jobs Up by 39,800 April 17, 2015

California's Employment Development Department (EDD) has released preliminary jobs data for the month of March 2015. Once again, jobs increased, and the state's unemployment rate declined.


Limited Statewide Economic Impact of Drought April 14, 2015

This blog post responds to questions we receive regularly concerning the likely effect of the drought on the state's economy and tax revenues.


Feb. 2015 Metropolitan Area Employment Data April 9, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published its February 2015 data concerning employment in the nation's metropolitan areas on April 8, 2015.


Local Housing Facts March 17, 2015

This post provides metro specific summaries of our analyses from California’s High Housing Costs: Causes and Consequences.


Agricultural Areas Tend to Have Higher Unemployment January 29, 2015

We consider the relationship between a California area having an agriculture-focused economy and its unemployment rate.


Initial 12/14 Jobs Report: Modest Growth to End Solid Year for State January 26, 2015

The state's Employment Development Department released its first report, to be revised later, on December 2014 job growth in California.


California is the Leading Farm State December 4, 2014

Farms and ranches occupy a large portion of California's land area. The Central Valley is one of the world's leading agricultural regions.