California is doing much better than some reports and rankings would have you believe. Founding Partner Christopher Thornberg's new post shows why many critics' data don't add up and argues that the debate about California's economy needs to be more authentic. Read the post now.
California's regional economies are showing strong growth in vital indicators from consumer spending to jobs to home prices. View our new forecasts for six of the state's largest regional economies.
California's reported job numbers have swung wildly in the past few months due to historical "noise" in the data. Overall, employment in the state continues to expand. Read Beacon Economics' analysis of the new numbers and see coverage in the San Jose Mercury News.
U.S. economic growth will be above 3% in 2014, according to our latest forecast. And despite last year's partisan gridlock, growth in the final two quarters of 2013 averaged over 3.5%. Visit Beaconomics to see our new outlook for the nation and California.