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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?
Tackling Regional Disparities in Economic Opportunity 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.
What Lessons Can Be Learned from Project Roomkey? December 4 2020 Project Roomkey has provided emergency housing to more than 22,000 people experiencing homelessness amid the pandemic. Examining its impact, including the wide variation across counties, can provide lessons for how California tackles homelessness over the long term.
How Does the Job Recovery Look around California This Fall? November 12 2020 As California continues to slowly recover from the economic downturn—and confronts a recent increase in COVID-19 cases—job gains vary widely by metro area.
Voting Problems in March May Have Discouraged Some LA Voters October 23 2020 The in-person voting backlogs in Los Angeles County’s March primary underscore the importance of steps taken in LA and elsewhere to ensure a smooth process at polling places in November.