07/13/2024

Reports

Trade Reports
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Energy Reports
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Unemployment Index Reports
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Jobs Reports
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Anti-Housing CEQA Lawsuits Filed in 2020 Challenge Nearly 50% of California’s Annual Housing Production
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ZEV Reports
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CaliFormers: Shaping California’s Post-COVID Economic Recovery
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California Workers: Modernized Telecommuting Policies to Build Equity and Reduce Costs October 2020
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Economic Impacts of the Proposed City of Los Angeles Transfer Tax
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California Energy Price Data for June 2024

Below are the monthly updates from the most current June 2024 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and April 2024 electricity and natural gas price data (US Energy Information Administration). To view additional data and analysis related to the California economy visit our website at www.centerforjobs.org/ca.

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California Trade Report for May 2024

The May trade numbers in general showed positive news for California. Both origin exports and destination imports were up compared to May 2023. In nominal dollars, total trade through the state’s ports rose in this period, and the share of total US trade, while remaining well below previous highs, continued edging up.

In nominal terms, total trade through the state’s ports in the first 5 months rose 7.9% over the year and 14.8% over pre-pandemic 2019, but still came in marginally lower than 2022.

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Full May 2024 Jobs Report

While nonfarm jobs were more positive in May, the labor force numbers continued to post weak results. Although dropping 0.1 point to 5.2%, California’s unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was again the highest among the states for the 4th month in a row

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QUICK FACTS: California GDP and Personal Income in the 1st Quarter

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released a special report that delves into the tax burden on personal income in California, particularly focusing on its impact on different family types. For additional information and data about the California economy visit www.centerforjobs.org/ca.

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Analyzing High Earner Migration and its Impact on State Revenue

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released a special report that delves into the tax burden on personal income in California, particularly focusing on its impact on different family types. For additional information and data about the California economy visit www.centerforjobs.org/ca.

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for May 2024

Both the nonfarm job and employment numbers showed positive gains in May but again at different scales. Nonfarm jobs rose by 43,700, while the previously reported April gains were revised down by 1,100 to 4,100. With the preliminary May results, nonfarm jobs have now averaged gains of 17,000 in the first 5 months of 2024, higher than the 6,400 average set in the same period last year and closer to the 20,800 average for the entire pre-pandemic year of 2019.

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California Trade Report for April 2024

Below are highlights from the recently released trade data from the US Census Bureau and US Bureau of Economic Analysis. The data this month includes the annual revisions affecting previous data beginning in 2019. To view additional data and analysis related to the California economy visit our website at www.centerforjobs.org/ca.

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California Energy Price Data for May 2024

Below are the monthly updates from the most current April 2024 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and March 2024 electricity and natural gas price data (US Energy Information Administration). To view additional data and analysis related to the California economy visit our website at www.centerforjobs.org/ca.

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May Revise Proposes to Weaken California’s Nation-Leading R&D Industry

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released a special report that delves into the tax burden on personal income in California, particularly focusing on its impact on different family types. For additional information and data about the California economy visit www.centerforjobs.org/ca.

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Full April 2024 Jobs Report

The 2024 expected monthly average of only 5,400 is largely consistent with April’s gain of 5,800. The Department of Finance’s projections expect employment growth to rise only slowly to reach a monthly average of 8,700 by 2027. At this pace, the state would still not recover to the pre-pandemic peak at any point in the projection period.

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for April 2024

Both the nonfarm job and employment numbers showed positive gains in April, but at relatively modest levels. Nonfarm jobs rose by 5,200, and were not strong enough to even offset the 10,100 downward adjustment to the March gains.

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Special Report: Economic Importance of Trade & the Ports to Southern California: Phase I Report: Baseline Economic & Fiscal Impacts

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has issued a special report on California’s Q4 2023 GDP growth, which although rising, continues to lag behind the national average, signifying ongoing economic challenges for the state. Despite maintaining its position as the 5th largest economy, California faces revenue difficulties amidst sluggish growth and declining contributions from the tech industry.

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California Energy Price Data for April 2024

Below are the monthly updates from the most current April 2024 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and February 2024 electricity and natural gas price data (US Energy Information Administration). To view additional data and analysis related to the California economy visit our website at www.centerforjobs.org/ca.

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California Trade Report for March 2024

Below are highlights from the recently released trade data from the US Census Bureau and US Bureau of Economic Analysis. To view additional data and analysis related to the California economy visit our website at www.centerforjobs.org/ca. Total trade through the state’s ports was up $2.2 billion (3.3%) in March compared to the same period a […]

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Full March 2024 Jobs Report

With California now posting the highest unemployment rate in the nation, this report focuses specifically on unemployment data to provide crucial insights into the state of employment in California.

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