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The coronavirus outbreak poses a tremendous challenge to California, the nation, and the global community. PPIC's analyses examine the impacts of COVID-19 ...

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California’s Recovery Backslides

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Jan 29, 2021 ... While employment in California fell by 52,200 jobs between November and December, the news wasn't all bad: there was job growth in many sectors, ...

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Tracking Anti-Asian Hate

By Vicki Hsieh, Joseph Hayes

May 21, 2021 ... As Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities continue to confront verbal and physical attacks, we spoke with Karthick ...

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Crime Trends in California

By Brandon Martin, Magnus Lofstrom

NOTES: Violent crime includes homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault; property crime includes burglary, motor vehicle theft, and larceny theft ( ...

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California’s Stalled Population Growth

By Eric McGhee, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Hans Johnson

Apr 26, 2021 ... We won't have official census counts of this information for many months. But we do have population estimates from the California Department of ...

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Challenging Times for California

By Mark Baldassare

Apr 3, 2020 ... The pandemic is touching every aspect of life today. Students, agricultural workers, health care practitioners—all Californians are struggling ...

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Are California’s Jobs Rebounding?

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Jun 25, 2020 ... Job losses across the state's economy have leveled off, but California still has among the highest unemployment rates in the nation.


Priorities for California’s Water

By Ellen Hanak, Caitrin Chappelle, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Brian Gray ...

Nov 15, 2020 ... California's water landscape was disrupted by the pandemic, recession, ongoing drought, and wildfires this year. This report lays out ...


California’s Future: Safety Net

By Caroline Danielson, Shannon McConville, Paulette Cha

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of California's safety net, which helps millions of low-income adults and children meet basic needs.