01/21/2021

Reports

Unemployment Data Update: March through November 12, 2020

Initial claims for the week of November 7 remained largely steady in California but showed a slight easing on the national level. Total initial claims in California were essentially unchanged, with a slight drop in initial PUA claims offset by an uptick in the claims under the regular program. Nationally, both regular program and PUA claims eased to their lowest levels since the crisis began in March. Combined, total initial claims eased 7.7% on the national level, while notching up 0.3% in the state.

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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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Unemployment Data Update: March through November 5, 2020

Initial claims were largely stable both in California and the rest of the country in the week of October 31. Initial claims (not seasonally adjusted) in the regular program were up only 0.2% in the state, while down 0.9% for the country as a whole. Initial claims under PUA were up 19.7% for California, but this bump contributed to a rise of only 1.1% for the nation.

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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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Unemployment Data Update: March through October 29, 2020

Initial claims showed only minor easing for the week of October 24, with unemployment still well above prior levels as pandemic-related closures remain throughout most of the state. Initial claims in the regular program for California eased 4.9% from the prior week, while dipping 3.7% for the US (not seasonally adjusted) as a whole. Combined with the initial PUA claims covering the self-employed and other categories of workers, total claims eased 3.8% in California and 1.2% in the US.

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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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Unemployment Data Update: March through October 22, 2020

As California resumes reporting the weekly results, initial claims in the regular unemployment insurance program were down for both the state and nation. Initial claims in the week of October 17 in California fell 9.8% from the newly reported prior week. Initial claims nationally dropped 8.8% from the revised unadjusted numbers that incorporate the California results.

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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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