The value of California's export trade for 2015 is in and for the first time since 2009 the state experienced an annual decline - driven by both falling prices and lower demand. View Beacon Economics new analysis.
2015 ended with a surge for California job growth with 60,400 positions added in December. But is the jump statistical 'noise' that will be revised? See our complete analysis at the Beacon Employment Report.
It has become increasingly clear that the availability of skilled labor is a mounting problem for the U.S. and California economies (especially California). View our latest commentary at No Nonsense Economics.
California's regions are in growth mode. Employment, consumer spending, and home prices are on the rise across the state. See our latest forecasts for six major regions from Los Angeles to Silicon Valley. View The Regional Outlook now.