California's export trade industry ended 2016 with a very strong showing. In December, the state's exporters posted a 9.3% gain over the same time last year. View Beacon Economics new analysis.
California ended 2016 ahead of the nation in terms of job growth, expanding employment by 2% over the year versus 1.5% in the U.S as a whole. See our new analysis at the Beacon Employment Report.
Our latest forecasts for five of California's major metro areas has growth continuing but with a cool down occurring in some of the hottest spots. View our new editions of The Regional Outlook.
The election of Donald Trump has led Beacon Economics to change its outlook for the nation from one of steady, if mediocre, expansion to one that includes huge 'unknowns' and the possibility of a recessionary period. View Beaconomics.