California added just 700 new jobs in the latest numbers, but that is on top of the 82,800 jobs added in November - a major jump. Read Beacon Economics' analysis of the new EDD numbers.
From the minimum wage to the Federal budget to the Republican sweep in November, 2014 was a year full of delicious economy-related ironies. Read Christopher Thornberg's list of favorites at No Nonsense Economics.
Our latest forecast opens with the line: 2014 came in like a lamb but is going out like a lion. Moreover, the pace of economic growth is unlikely to slacken in 2015. Visit Beaconomics to see our latest outlook for the nation and California.
New outlooks for six of Califonia's largest regional economies show growth in construction, consumer spending, commercial and residential real estate, and more. View new forecasts and data at the Regional Outlook.