06/25/2022

Reports

Unemployment Data Update: March 2020 through January 1, 2022

Initial claims for the week of January 1 rose slightly compared to the prior week but were down overall by about 10% compared to the first three weeks of December. Initial claims in California rose 4.1%.

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November 2021 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
GDP Drops in Most Regions
CaliFormer Businesses: Update
Employment 868k Below Pre-Covid Level
Labor Force Participation Rate
Nonfarm Jobs: 826k Below Pre-Covid Level
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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State’s Progress on Zero Emission Vehicles Goals: Q1 – Q3 2021 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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Unemployment Data Update: March 2020 through December 11, 2021

Initial claims for the week of December 11 continued rising but at a slower rate in the state while declining elsewhere in the nation.

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California Trade Report for October 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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California Energy Price Data for November 2021

Download Report Below are the monthly updates from the most current November 2021 fuel price data (GasBuddy.com) and September 2021 electricity and natural gas price data (US Energy Information Administration). The most recent data reflects continuing rises in energy costs from California’s regulatory policies, but also incorporates more national and global effects as limits on […]

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Unemployment Data Update: March 2020 through December 4, 2021

Initial claims for the week of December 4 reversed the downward trend of the past two weeks. Initial claims in California rose 20.8%.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through November 27, 2021

Initial claims for the week of November 27 finally saw some movement within California towards pre-pandemic levels.

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October 2021 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
CaliFormer Businesses: Update
Employment 948k Below Recovery
Labor Force Participation Rate
Nonfarm Jobs: 886k 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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October 2021 Initial Analysis

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released our initial analysis of the October Employment Report from the California Employment Development Department. While the October job and employment numbers were again positive, California’s recovery progress continued to lag behind the rest of the country. The stronger non-farm jobs numbers reported in October, however, reflect […]

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through November 13, 2021

Initial claims rose 11.7% in California for the week of November 13 while dropping 12.2% in the rest of the country.

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Unemployment Data Update: March, 2020 through November 06, 2021

Initial claims eased 4.3% for the week ending November 6 in California, while rising 8.4% in the rest of the US largely due to increased claims in states with substantial vehicle manufacturing as that industry has cut production due to the current supply chain blockages.

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California Energy Price Data for October 2021

Download Report In August, California’s rising energy costs again broke new barriers as the average residential electricity rate (12-month moving average) surged to the highest among the contiguous states. California’s residential price currently is on course to surpass high-cost Alaska as well. While California leaders often lay claim to the state leading in a number […]

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California Trade Report for September 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 October 30, 2021

Initial claims within California rose 4.2% during the week of October 30, while claims in the rest of the country continued their longer-term decline, dropping 5.1%.

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