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Who’s Leaving California—and Who’s Moving In? May 6 2021 Compared with those who move away, people moving to California are more likely to be employed, earn high wages, and have high education levels.
Bay Area Recovery May Lag without Onsite Tech Workers April 30 2021 Unemployment in the San Francisco Bay Area is lower than statewide. But a sustained recovery—especially in the region’s downtown districts—could depend on many employees shifting back to onsite work as the pandemic recedes.
Video: A Conversation with US Senator Alex Padilla April 12 2021 Senator Padilla talks about what he hopes to accomplish in Washington and the importance of federal policymakers’ efforts on COVID-19 relief, infrastructure, and immigration reform.
One Year Later, Is California on the Road to Recovery? April 1 2021 California’s economy has made strides in recovering from the COVID-19 downturn. But continued un- and underemployment—especially among groups who have been hit hardest—is a major concern.
The Pandemic Has Highlighted the Needs of California’s Youth March 24 2021 We spoke with Jevon Wilkes, executive director of the California Coalition for Youth, about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected transitional-age youth (16–24) and the importance of connecting them with basic resources and key supports.