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Video: Californians and Their Government June 3 2021 PPIC’s Dean Bonner and Mark Baldassare discuss new statewide survey findings on Governor Newsom’s job approval, the gubernatorial recall effort, Californians’ economic outlook, and other topics.
Testimony: Access to Anti-Poverty Programs for Californians in Need March 17 2021 In legislative testimony, PPIC’s Sarah Bohn discussed the economic effects of the current downturn and the role of safety net programs in addressing poverty and related challenges.
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?