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Upcoming · February 27, 2024

Labor Force Participation in California

Virtual Event

February 27, 2024 · 11:00 am - 11:40 am

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The event will be livestreamed on this page.

About the Program

California’s labor force participation is shrinking, mainly because of an aging population. But significant participation gaps across demographic groups also pose limitations. How can the state remove barriers to work and build a strong workforce for years to come? PPIC researchers Julien Lafortune, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, and Hans Johnson will discuss findings—and pathways forward—from a new report.

This research and event are supported with funding from the Blue Shield of California Foundation; the James Irvine Foundation; and WorkRise, hosted by the Urban Institute.

Agenda

11:00 a.m. Welcome
Sarah Bohn, vice president and center director, Public Policy Institute of California

11:05 a.m. Presentation
Julien Lafortune, research fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

11:15 a.m. Key Takeaways
Marisol Cuellar Mejia, research fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Hans Johnson, senior fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Julien Lafortune, research fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

11:25 a.m. Audience Q&A
Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Hans Johnson, Julien Lafortune

11:40 a.m. Adjourn

Speakers

Sarah Bohn

Public Policy Institute of California

Marisol Cuellar Mejia

Public Policy Institute of California

Hans Johnson

Public Policy Institute of California

Julien Lafortune

Public Policy Institute of California

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Topics

Economic Mobility Economic Trends Economy Jobs and Employment Population