We answer some questions we receive about California's budget and the stock market downturn of recent days.
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.
In our Overview of the Governor's Budget, we note that lower oil prices should help the economy in the near term.
We compare key economic variables of the Brown Administration's new Governor's Budget plan forecast with those from recent LAO and administration projections.
California ranks behind Texas and North Dakota in oil output, excluding offshore production on federal lands. Over 70 percent of statewide oil production is in Kern County. Oil prices fluctuate widely, and changes in prices can be connected with changes in production activity.