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Views of California’s Economy Vary by Race and Income February 11 2021 More than two-thirds of Californians think the state is in an economic recession. Whites and African Americans are more likely than other racial groups to say the recession is serious, and concerns about job loss are greater among African Americans, Latinos, and lower-income Californians.
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?
Video: A Conversation with Cabinet Secretary Ana Matosantos December 18 2020 Ana Matosantos, cabinet secretary to Governor Newsom, talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about managing the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps California is taking to foster a strong economic recovery.
Video: Income Inequality and Economic Opportunity in California December 17 2020 An expert panel discusses new PPIC research on the economic divide in California and explores ways to create an equitable recovery from the current downturn.