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How Are Unemployed Californians Faring on the Road to Recovery? June 10 2021 As California prepares to reopen, unemployment has declined substantially from its pandemic peak. Still, lower-income workers, workers of color, and the youngest workers are far more likely than others to be unemployed.
As the State Reopens, Some Californians Are Still Worried about COVID-19 June 9 2021 As California prepares to reopen on June 15, concerns about getting the coronavirus have declined and vaccinations continue to increase. But some residents remain wary about COVID-19, and the shares who have received the vaccine vary across racial/ethnic and income groups.
Californians Support Protections for the LGBTQ+ Community June 8 2021 Overwhelming majorities of Californians favor a proposed federal law that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, though views differ across party lines.
How Water Bonds Plug Spending Holes June 7 2021 As California responds to yet another drought and prepares for a future of greater climate extremes, securing funding to boost the water system’s resilience is a top priority.
California’s New Baby Bust June 4 2021 Although birth rates have been falling for years, they reached new lows in 2021. Women in their 20s account for the vast majority of recent declines.