Texas Enjoys Strongest Labor Market Jump In Months Vaccine Rollout Opens Up
Texas’ job market continued its steady upward climb in the latest numbers, with nonfarm employment increasing by 99,000 positions in March. This represents the largest monthly jobs increase in the state since October 2020.
California Exporters See Mixed Results In Latest Numbers Overall, Export Trade Down in State and Nation Compared To One Year Ago
In February, California's export trade was a mix of encouraging increases in some commodities and disappointing declines in others. Overall, the state's total shipments abroad fell 7.9% from February 2020 levels.
California Small Businesses Struggle To Reopen But Vaccine Rollout Brightens Outlook
The number of ‘open’ small businesses in five of California’s largest metropolitan areas has declined precipitously just since the surge in COVID-19 cases hit the nation in late 2020.
Pandemic-Battered Small Businesses In Texas Metros Are Recovering But Many Still Feel COVID's Sting
The number of ‘open’ small businesses in Texas’s largest metropolitan areas remains well below pre-pandemic levels, especially in the scorched leisure and hospitality space. However, as effective vaccines rollout, the outlook for the year has brightened for this beleaguered sector.
Texas Secure In Its Spot As Nation's Top Exporting State 2020 Declines Less Severe Than In Other Major Export States
Texas exporters suffered in pandemic-plagued 2020 but did not experience some of the staggering declines other major exporting states have endured, performing better than New York, Florida, Michigan, Washington, and Ohio. Compared to 2019, exports from the Lone Star State fell 15.1%.
The University of California's Eye Popping Economic Impact UC An Essential Engine
In contributing $82 billion to California's annual output and supporting 1 in every 45 jobs in the state, the UC system is an extraordinary engine of economic growth. Our new analysis reveals UC's full impact, from serving students to launching start-ups.
Vaccine News Boosts Economic outlook Positive Growth, Better Times Coming in 2021
Despite the economic pain COVID-19 has unleashed, the U.S. economy is not shattered, has already seen a remarkable bounce in economic activity, and is heading into the new year with a shot of economic momentum.
LA Pride's economic impact packs a punch
Beacon's analysis of the 2019 LA Pride Parade and Festival reveals the event generated nearly $75 million in economic output for LA County. Well over half of that amount was spent directly within the County.
Beacon's analysis for Next 10 finds that California's housing goals are exacerbating the housing crisis and at the current level of development, some jurisdictions won't meet their low-income production targets for more than 1000 years.
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