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Welcome to Beaconomics, a forecast for the United States and California economies.

This succinct, quarterly outlook delivers up-to-date analysis of leading indicators driving the state and national economies, including GDP growth, employment, housing and commercial real estate markets, taxable sales, international trade, and more.


U.S., California Economies Largely Unaffected by National Poitical Turmoil

The political theatre that continues to play out in Washington has had ‘very little’ effect on the economy, so far. While policy uncertainty remains one of the greatest potential hazards to current economic growth, to date, it has not disrupted the upward trajectory of either the U.S. or California economies.

The latest edition of Beaconomics has the U.S. economy lining up for another year of growth in the 2% to 2.3% range – a moderate level, but somewhat faster than last year and with little sign that the expansion will be ending any time soon. In California...



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