10/31/2020

Reports

California Energy Price Data for May 2020

Below are the monthly updates from the most current May 2020 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and March 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. While easing slightly for gasoline, the level of California energy prices […]

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California Trade Report for April 2020

Below are highlights from the recently released trade data from the US Census Bureau and US Bureau of Economic Analysis, which incorporates revisions to the monthly data beginning in 2015. To view additional data and analysis related to the California economy visit our website at www.centerforjobs.org/ca. The April data continues to reflect the downturn in […]

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April 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy: Most Recent Data
Unemployment Rate Likely in Mid-20s; Employment Drops by 2.4 Million
Labor Force Participation Rate Down at 59.5%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Fall 2.3 Million
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?
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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California Energy Price Data for April 2020

Below are the monthly updates from the most current April 2020 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and February 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. Fuel prices in April softened substantially as oil prices reflected continuing […]

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March 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy: Most Recent Data
COVID-19 and the State Economy: Early Indicators
Recovery and Employment
Unemployment Rises to 5.3%; Employment Drops by 512,600
Labor Force Participation Rate Down at 61.8%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Down 89,200
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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California Energy Price Data for March 2020

Below are the monthly updates from the most current March 2020 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and January 2020 electricity and natural gas price data (US Energy Information Agency). As with most other recent economic data releases, these numbers do not yet fully reflect the current economic conditions as they have been affected by emergency measures […]

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February 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9%; Employment Up Only 500
Labor Force Participation Rate Level at 62.6%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 29,000 for Month; California Dips to #3 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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January 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Last Economic Snapshot Prior to Effects of COVID-19; Preliminary Assessment of Sectors Most Affected By Ongoing Crisis

Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9%; Employment Up 27,500
Labor Force Participation Rate Level Up to 62.6%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 21,400 for Month; California Remains at #2 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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State’s Progress on 5 Million Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by 2030: Q4 2019 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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California Energy Price Data for January 2020

Below are the monthly updates from the most current January 2020 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and November 2019 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.

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December 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9%; Employment Up 56,300
Labor Force Participation Rate Level Up to 62.4%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 12,600 for Month; California Remains at #2 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Chart of the Month: End of Year Review

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November 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9%; Employment Up 53,700
Labor Force Participation Rate Level Up to 62.2%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 28,400 for Month; California Dips to #2 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Chart of the Month: County GDP

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State’s Progress on 5 Million Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) by 2030: Q3 2019 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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October 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Unemployment Dips to Record Low of 3.9%; Employment Up 50,000
Labor Force Participation Rate Level at 62.1%
Employment Growth Ranking—California Drops Back to 50th Highest
Nonfarm Jobs Up 21,300 for Month; California Remains Ranked #1 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Chart of the Month: Disparate Pattern of the Economic Recovery in California

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September 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Unemployment Dips to Record Low of 4.0%; Employment Up 38,000
Labor Force Participation Rate Level at 62.0%
Employment Growth Ranking—California Ranked 50th
Nonfarm Jobs Up 21,300 for Month; California Remains Ranked #1 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Chart of the Month: State Level JOLTS Data

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