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Job Openings Are Harder to Fill in the COVID Recovery

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Rising job openings, falling unemployment, and a smaller workforce mean fewer job seekers per opening than in typical recoveries—and fewer than in good economic times

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Video: A Conversation with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

By Mary Severance

Mayor Garcetti talks with PPIC’s Lande Ajose about key challenges facing California and its largest city—including infrastructure, housing and homelessness, and climate change—and how state and local leaders can help create a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future.

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A Conversation with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Mayor Garcetti will talk with PPIC vice president and senior fellow Lande Ajose about major challenges facing California and its largest city and county—including infrastructure, housing and homelessness, and climate change—and how state and local leaders can help pave the way to a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future in 2022 and beyond.

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Commentary: Narrowing the Digital Divide with Pandemic Benefits

By Joseph Hayes, Darriya Starr, Niu Gao

Many California households struggle to afford broadband internet, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. How can policymakers help maximize the impact of a key federal program that aims to expand access?

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Californians’ Financial Worries and Woes

By Rachel Lawler

At least two in ten adults worry every day or almost every day about paying for necessities such as health care, housing, and bills, with concerns varying by race/ethnicity and income

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New Housing Fails to Make Up for Decades of Undersupply

By Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch, Vicki Hsieh

Recently released census data show how California’s new housing has fallen short of population growth over the past decade. While housing in coastal areas is the most expensive, the largest price increases have occurred in inland regions.

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Policy Brief: Achieving Digital Equity for California’s Students

By Joseph Hayes, Niu Gao, Vicki Hsieh

Unprecedented investments during the pandemic led to great strides in digital access for California’s students. But progress stalled in spring 2021 and major equity gaps remain for low-income, Black, and Latino households. Learn what steps the state can take to achieve the goal of affordable broadband and devices for all.

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Achieving Digital Equity for California’s Students

By Joseph Hayes, Niu Gao

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the importance of digital connectivity for learning—while highlighting serious inequities in access to broadband and computing devices. Learn about the progress California made last year and the steps the state can take to achieve the goal of affordable broadband and devices for all California students.

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Racial Disparities in Law Enforcement Stops

By Magnus Lofstrom, Joseph Hayes, Brandon Martin, Deepak Premkumar

Recent debate over police reforms has centered on how law enforcement engages with people of color, prompted by continuing concerns over racial inequities in criminal justice. In our analysis of data for nearly 4 million stops, we examine how interactions—ranging from search to use of force—differ for Black and white people, while considering factors such as stop context and law enforcement agency.

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