11/30/2020

Reports

Job Reports
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State’s Progress on Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by 2030: Q3 2020 Results
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ZEV Reports
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Unemployment Data Update: March through November 19, 2020
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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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October 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Employment: 1.265 Million Below Recovery
Labor Force Participation Rate Up at 61.6%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs: 1.470 Million Below Recovery
Jobs Change by Industry
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
Employment Share by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates: Los Angeles Sinks to 6th Worst in Nation

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State’s Progress on Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by 2030: Q3 2020 Results

The latest new vehicle data from California New Car Dealers Association shows total new light vehicle registrations in the third quarter were down 19.6% from the same period in the prior year, an improvement over the 48.9% drop in the second quarter but still lagging well behind the overall national decline of 8.4%. In addition to the associated jobs impacts, new vehicle sales are also a critical component of state and local revenues, with Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers (NAICS 441) producing 12% of total taxable sales in 2019.

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California Energy Price Data for October 2020

Below are the monthly updates from the most current October 2020 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and August 2020 electricity and natural gas price data (US Energy Information Agency). To view additional data and analysis related to the California economy visit our website at www.centerforjobs.org/ca. Energy use provides another indicator of the effects coming from the […]

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California Trade Report for September 2020

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.

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California Workers: Modernized Telecommuting Policies to Build Equity and Reduce Costs

Download Executive Summary Download Full Report Executive Summary Despite being at the forefront of technological advances and innovation, California’s current policies related to teleworking have remained static. Prior to COVID-19, primarily the higher paid, highly educated Californians had the most access to the benefit of telecommuting. In an analysis of 2019 jobs data, 70 percent of […]

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September 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Unemployment Rate Improves; Employment Up 47,300
Labor Force Participation Rate Ticks Up to 59.8%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 96.0k
Jobs Change by Industry
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
Employment Share by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates: Los Angeles Sinks to 6th Worst in Nation

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California Trade Report for August 2020

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.

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California Energy Price Data for September 2020

Below are the monthly updates from the most current September 2020 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and July 2020 electricity and natural gas price data (US Energy Information Agency). The information incorporates EIA revisions to the natural gas data beginning with January 2017. To view additional data and analysis related to the California economy visit our […]

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State’s Progress on 5 Million Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by 2030: H1 2020 Results

The latest new vehicle sales data from California New Car Dealers Association indicates that sales are still projected to be under 2 million units for the year, slipping below sales in the prior four years but still well above historical levels.  While slowing, this indicator reflects the level of overall consumer confidence and continuing strength of the recovery.  New vehicle sales are also a critical indicator of state and local revenues, with Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers (NAICS 441) producing 13% of total taxable sales in the most recent data for the first quarter in 2018.

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August 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Unemployment Rate Improves; Employment Up 291,600
Labor Force Participation Rate Down to 59.9%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 101.9k
Jobs Change by Industry
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
Employment Share by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates: Los Angeles Remains at 9th Worst in Nation

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California Energy Price Data for August 2020

Below are the monthly updates from the most current August 2020 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and June 2020 electricity and natural gas price data (US Energy Information Agency). To view additional data and analysis related to the California economy visit our website at www.centerforjobs.org/ca. This latest data again shows the relentless rise in energy costs […]

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California Trade Report for July 2020

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.

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July 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Unemployment Rate Improves; Employment Up 153,700
Labor Force Participation Rate Down to 60.2%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 140.4k
Jobs Change by Industry
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
Employment Share by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates: Los Angeles Drops to 9th Worst in Nation

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California Energy Price Data for July 2020

Below are the monthly updates from the most current July 2020 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and May 2020 electricity and natural gas price data (US Energy Information Agency). To view additional data and analysis related to the California economy visit our website at www.centerforjobs.org/ca. California energy prices continued to rise higher, both in absolute terms […]

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California Trade Report for June 2020

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. As measured by trade with China, the June numbers show a substantial easing of the previous global supply disruptions […]

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