Hiring Continues In Texas As Labor Market Enjoys Considerable Jump Unemployment Falls, Still Higher Than Nation
In the latest numbers, Texas’ labor market continued its march towards recovery. Texas Workforce Commission data shows that total nonfarm employment in the state increased 34,400 positions in May. Texas has recovered 72% of all the jobs lost since COVID's onset.
COVID Recovery Drives Strange But Healthy Rebound For CA Exports U.S. Trade Forecast Buoyant As Vaccinations Ramp Up
The latest numbers from the U.S. Census show a whopping 46% increase in California exports compared to one year ago. But that jump is due to the fact that world trade cratered last year as the COVID-19 outbreak stymied activity. Still, the forecast for trade remains bright.
Vaccine Ramp-Up Paving The Way For Exceptional Growth In 2021-22 Craving 'Normal Activity', Consumers Will Drive Expansion
The economic recovery from the historic COVID-19 pandemic that began last year regained steam at the start of 2021 and an even more accelerated upturn will play out across the rest of the year - driven largely by consumer demand.
LA2021 Future of Creative Talent Summit Series Post-Event Materials Now Available
On April 21, high-profile speakers from across film, television, and digital media laid out their insights and recommendations about the future of the battered creative economy.
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.
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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