Looking Ahead to California’s 2021 Labor Market Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune 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?
Election Takeaways: California Voters Send Conflicting Signals Mark Baldassare December 14 2020 Nearly 18 million Californians voted in the November 2020 election—an all-time high. PPIC’s Mark Baldassare discusses the final election results and what they say about Californians’ mindset and policy preferences in a year of unprecedented challenges.
Broad Support for Job Training and Child Care to Boost Recovery Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh December 11 2020 In the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, most Californians support key policy proposals to increase economic well-being and broaden opportunity.
Federal Action—or Inaction—Will Shape California’s Recovery Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh, Julien Lafortune, Tess Thorman December 10 2020 State policymakers have many options for helping promote an equitable recovery from the current downturn. But federal policy choices will have an outsized impact on California’s workers and families, especially in the short term.
Tackling Regional Disparities in Economic Opportunity Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh, Julien Lafortune, Tess Thorman December 8 2020 Economic opportunity varies across California, and COVID-19 could worsen these disparities. Public policies that aim to increase opportunity should seek to address differing conditions and needs across regions.