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November 2020 Jobs Report December 18, 2020

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


Card Spending Update: November 2020 December 16, 2020

Credit/debit card data suggest CA taxable sales continued to grow in November; spending now higher than January.


U.S. Retail Sales Update: November 2020 December 16, 2020

U.S. retail sales declined by 1% in November, but total sales Jan.-Nov. 2020 were slightly higher than Jan.-Nov. 2019. 


California New Business Creation: November 2020 December 10, 2020

New business creation remained well above historical norms in November, despite slowing a bit relative to recent months. 


Building Permits Update: October 2020 December 7, 2020

California recorded about 8,000 housing permits in October, with single units accounting for more than 70 percent of the total.


Snapshot of the California Economy: October 2020 December 4, 2020

Economic data suggest the state’s economy showed promising improvement in October, but this one-month uptick should be viewed with some caution. 


Home Sales Update: October 2020 November 24, 2020

California home sales have rebounded strongly from spring slump.


October 2020 Jobs Report November 21, 2020

California recovered 145,000 jobs in October.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: November 16 - November 20 November 20, 2020

Income tax withholding this week kept pace with the same week in 2019, and collections since late March are 3.5 percent above 2019.


U.S. Retail Sales Update: October 2020 November 17, 2020

U.S. retail sales grew modestly in October. Total sales January-October 2020 were just 0.1% below January-October 2019.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: November 9 - November 13 November 13, 2020

Income tax withholding again ran ahead of last year's pace, and is up 3.6 percent from last year since late March.


Card Spending Update: October 2020 November 12, 2020

Credit/debit card data suggest CA taxable sales continued to grow in October but still remained slightly below January.


Income Tax Withholding Tracker: November 2 - November 6 November 6, 2020

Withholding this week was up 6 percent from the same week last year, pushing the cumulative gain since late March to 3.5 percent.


California New Business Creation: October 2020 November 6, 2020

Creation of new businesses in California remained very strong in October. 


Building Permits Update: September 2020 November 3, 2020

California records nearly 10,000 housing permits in September, the highest monthly total to date this year.