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Black Californians Struggle within a Challenging Job Market February 24 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects continue, the downturn poses particular challenges for Black workers.
California’s Recovery Backslides January 29 2021 The number of jobs in California declined last month for the first time since April. Overall, jobs statewide are down 8% compared to a year ago, with face-to-face service sectors being the hardest hit.
Commentary: An Equitable Recovery for California Requires Two Key Strategies January 25 2021 The current economic downturn has had an outsized impact on low-wage workers, communities of color, and women, and threatens to widen inequality. The right short- and long-term policies could help those most affected while broadening economic opportunity.
Looking Ahead to California’s 2021 Labor Market January 22 2021 With a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent months, employment in California has taken a hit. Given the continued challenges posed by the pandemic, what can we expect from the state’s labor market this year?
Broad Support for Job Training and Child Care to Boost Recovery December 11 2020 In the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, most Californians support key policy proposals to increase economic well-being and broaden opportunity.