09/27/2021

Reports

Job Reports
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A Closer Look At California’s Cobalt Economy
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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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Jobs, Poverty and Upward Mobility
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August 2021 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
CaliFormer Businesses: Update
Employment 1.037 Million Below Recovery
Labor Force Participation Rate
Nonfarm Jobs: 1.029 Million Below Recovery
Jobs Change by Industry
Employment Recovery by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative Districts
Unemployment Rates by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through September 18, 2021

Initial claims within California during the week of September 18 spiked 46.9% and accounted for half the 15.2% rise seen in the national total.

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August 2021 Initial Analysis

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released our initial analysis of the August Employment Report from the California Employment Development Department. While the August job numbers were generally positive, they again remained at levels keeping California’s recovery behind much of the rest of the country.  The employment numbers, however, remained less positive, again […]

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through September 11, 2021

This week’s claims data covers the first period following the September 4 expiration for most of the federal pandemic benefit enhancements. In California, initial claims in the regular program for the week of September 11 were down 4.4% from the revised results for the prior week.

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California Energy Price Data for August 2021

Below are the monthly updates from the most current August 2021 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and June 2021 electricity and natural gas price data (US Energy Information Administration).

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through September 4, 2021

Total initial claims grew in California the week of September 4 while dropping in the rest of the nation.

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California Trade Report for July 2021

The July trade figures in general continue to show a degree of recovery when compared to the 2019 pre-pandemic levels, but only regaining ground rather than moving forward. On an annualized basis, import flows were up 3.1% annually from 2019 in nominal terms, and export flows up 3.3%. In real terms, both were essentially unchanged.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through August 28, 2021

Total initial claims fell in both California and the nation for the week of August 21.

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July 2021 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Employment 1.094 Million Below Recovery
Labor Force Participation Rate
Nonfarm Jobs: 1.132 Million Below Recovery
Jobs Change by Industry
Employment Recovery by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative Districts
Unemployment Rates by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through August 21, 2021

Initial claims for the week of August 21 were little changed. The total continued rising slightly in California, while easing in the rest of the country.

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July 2021 Initial Analysis

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released our initial analysis of the July Employment Report from the California Employment Development Department. While the July numbers were generally positive, they remained at levels keeping California’s recovery behind much of the rest of the country. The largest gap still remains in the relative performance for […]

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through August 14, 2021

Eight weeks into California’s reopening and three weeks before the federal benefit enhancements are scheduled to expire on September 4, total initial claims continue to rise in California while dropping in the rest of the country.

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California Energy Price Data for July 2021

Below are the monthly updates from the most current July 2021 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and May 2021 electricity and natural gas price data (US Energy Information Administration).

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through August 7, 2021

Seven weeks into California’s reopening, initial unemployment claims continue to rise in the state while dropping in the rest of the country.

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California Trade Report for June 2021

While goods flows through the state’s ports have largely returned to pre-pandemic levels and begun an expansion, port congestion continues to delay shipments, adding to shortages of both components and finished goods and contributing to the current inflationary surge.

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