Sales Tax Rates: Prop. 30 and Comparisons to Other States December 15, 2016

California's sales tax rates are among the highest in the U.S., but different comparisons generate different rankings for California, ranging from second-highest to 11th-highest in the nation.


October 2016 State Jobs Report December 1, 2016

We recap the October 2016 state jobs data, which was released in November.


August 2016 State Jobs Report September 28, 2016

We discuss California's August 2016 statewide jobs data, as reported by federal and state labor agencies.


2015 Census Data on Incomes September 15, 2016

We discuss new Census data on a variety of topics, including household incomes.


Data on Real Income Growth Trends by Percentile, 1990-2014 September 6, 2016

We discuss a new piece, published in a major national publication, that uses Census Data to examine changes in real incomes by percentile at the state level between 1990 and 2014.


July 2016 State Jobs Report August 31, 2016

We discuss California's July 2016 statewide jobs data, as reported by federal and state labor agencies on August 19, 2016.


May 2016 Jobs Report: Slow Job Growth, Unemployment Rate Falls July 6, 2016

State and federal labor agencies released the May 2016 jobs reports for California on June 17, 2016.


April 2016 Jobs Report: Strong Month in the Data May 25, 2016

We discuss the April 2016 monthly jobs report from the Employment Development Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


U-6: Broader Unemployment Measure Continues to Improve April 22, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released updated data for states' "U-6" measures (broad measures of the unemployed, underemployed, and those who are not looking but who want a job) through the first quarter of 2016.


County Economies: California Arguably Doing Better Than Recent Report Suggests January 26, 2016

We discuss a recent National Association of Counties report on county economies.


Dec. 2015 Jobs Report: Continuing Job Growth January 22, 2016

The Employment Development Department (EDD) has released December 2015 preliminary jobs data for California.


3Q2015 State Personal Income January 5, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released estimates of state personal income through the third quarter of 2015 on December 21, 2015.


Sept. 2015 Metro Area Jobs Data October 28, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released employment data for the nation's metropolitan regions through September 2015. Bay Area metro regions continue to be among the nation's leaders in terms of job growth.


U-6: Broader Unemployment Measure Continues to Improve October 23, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its updated states' "U-6" measure (a broad measure of the unemployed, underemployed, and those who are not looking but who want a job") through the third quarter of 2015.


Aug. 2015 Jobs Data: California Metro Regions October 5, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released August 2015 employment data for the nation's 387 metropolitan statistical areas and other metropolitan regions.