A brief look at housing permit data for June 2018.
We look at recent trends in housing affordability in some of California's largest metropolitan regions.
We discuss new Census data on a variety of topics, including household incomes.
We discuss the distribution of incomes across almost all of California's counties based on data from 2013 personal income tax returns filed with the state's Franchise Tax Board.
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 California's July 2016 statewide jobs data, as reported by federal and state labor agencies on August 19, 2016.
We discuss the report on California employment and unemployment in June 2016, which was released on July 22, and some more recent data too.
We discuss the April 2016 monthly jobs report from the Employment Development Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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.
We discuss the March 2016 jobs report, released by the California Employment Development Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a follow up to California’s High Housing Costs: Causes and Consequences, we offer additional evidence that facilitating more private housing development in the state’s coastal urban communities would help make housing more affordable for low-income Californians.
We discuss a recent National Association of Counties report on county economies.
This post, the fourth in our property tax series, discusses the primary factors affecting a city government's proportion of the total property taxes collected within its boundaries.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and California's Employment Development Department have released preliminary November 2015 jobs data for the state.
We briefly review the data concerning possible overheating in the state's housing market.