04/18/2024

Reports

California Trade Report for November 2023

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. Compared to a year ago, the November trade numbers in general show improved activity through the state’s ports.  Both […]

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California Energy Price Data for December 2023

Below are the monthly updates from the most current December 2023 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and  October 2023 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.   Overall, California’s energy price rankings had some minor improvements, but they […]

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Full November 2023 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress
Job Openings Down 25% Since December
Labor Force Still Below Recovery
Unemployment Claims at Nearly a Quarter of US Total
May Revise Pulls UI Fund Repayments
California State Trust Fund Solvency Lowest Among the States
CaliFormer Businesses
May Revise: Projections Show a Reduced Surplus; Not a Deficit

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for November 2023

Highlights for policy makers:

November Data Again Posts Mixed Results
Recovery Progress: CA Jobs by Wage Level
California Labor Force
Recovery Progress: CA Employment vs. Other States
Nonfarm Jobs
Recovery Progress: CA Nonfarm Jobs vs. Other States
Nonfarm Jobs by Region
Unemployment Rates by Region
Employment Recovery by Region
Counties with Double-Digit Unemployment
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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Special Report: California Strikes Out on Ohtani’s Blockbuster Dodger Deal

The state’s tax system leans significantly on these few taxpayers. For instance, the amount of income tax Ohtani could save annually by changing his residence in 2033 is equivalent to the total tax liability of the bottom 1.78 million tax filers in 2021 (positive AGI). To use another illustration, finding just 317 more individuals like Ohtani (with no deferrals and MLB approval for the 12 required expansion teams) or doubling the taxes paid by the bottom 3.34 million tax filers could erase the state’s projected deficit for 2024-25. 

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California Energy Price Data for November 2023

Below are the monthly updates from the most current November 2023 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and September 2023 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. Overall, California’s energy price rankings were unchanged, remaining at or near […]

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California Trade Report for October 2023

Overall trade levels showed some mixed results in the October data. Both origin exports and destination imports (including both goods produced/used in the state as well those identified with other states but supporting California supply chain jobs such as in wholesaling and freight forwarders) were down compared to October 2022.

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Full October 2023 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress
Job Openings Down 25% Since December
Labor Force Still Below Recovery
Unemployment Claims at Nearly a Quarter of US Total
May Revise Pulls UI Fund Repayments
California State Trust Fund Solvency Lowest Among the States
CaliFormer Businesses
May Revise: Projections Show a Reduced Surplus; Not a Deficit

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for October 2023

Highlights for policy makers:

California Labor Force
Recovery Progress: CA vs. US
Recovery Progress: CA Jobs by Wage Level
Recovery Progress: CA Employment vs. Other States
Nonfarm Jobs
Recovery Progress: CA Nonfarm Jobs vs. Other States
Nonfarm Jobs by Region
Unemployment Rates by Region
Employment Recovery by Region
Counties with Double-Digit Unemployment
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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California Energy Price Data for October 2023

Below are the monthly updates from the most current October 2023 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and August 2023 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 September 2023

Overall trade levels were off compared to September 2022, although California’s total share of trade through US ports saw a pause in its decline (on a 12-month moving basis) for the first time since March 2021.

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Special Report: Fact Checking California’s Climate Claims

In promoting its policies, California is advocating that we need next generation regulations to cover virtually every aspect of the economy and personal lifestyle in order to achieve our climate change goals.   Recent data from the US EPA shows otherwise; a different policy approach can work equally well.  The other states are doing as well, […]

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Full September 2023 Jobs Report

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for September 2023

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress: CA vs. US
Recovery Progress: CA Jobs by Wage Level
California Labor Force
Recovery Progress: CA Employment vs. Other States
Nonfarm Jobs by Region
Recovery Progress: CA Nonfarm Jobs vs. Other States
JOB OPENINGS
Nonfarm Jobs by Region
Unemployment Rates by Region
Employment Recovery by Region
Counties with Double-Digit Unemployment
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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California Energy Price Data for September 2023

The average gasoline price rose 51 cents a gallon in California while dipping 4 cents in the rest of the US. In the most recent data from CSAA, the California average on October 5 was up another 19 cents, while the overall US average dropped 7 cents.

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