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Video: California’s Economic Future

By Mary Severance

At the launch event for PPIC's new Economic Policy Center, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal spoke with center director Sarah Bohn and leaders from across the state about how California's economy is faring and what kinds of policies could best help workers and businesses thrive.

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Introducing the PPIC Economic Policy Center

By Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Sarah Bohn

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the PPIC Economic Policy Center. The center’s mission: inspiring practical policy solutions that promote a robust, resilient economy—improving the prospects of workers, families, and businesses statewide.

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What’s in Store for California’s Economy?

By Sarah Bohn

California starts the year with low unemployment, rising wages, and falling inflation—but also with residents expressing pessimism about the state's economic outlook. We look at what's ahead for the California economy.

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Many California Renters Remain Financially Stressed

By Hans Johnson, Eric McGhee

Although fewer Californians are behind on rent payments than during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, rents are increasing across the state and housing stress is hitting some regions and demographic groups especially hard.

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Remote Work Is Here to Stay

By Deja Thomas

More than three years after the pandemic forced a major shift to remote work, more than six in ten employed adults in California say they prefer either fully remote work or some sort of hybrid arrangement. At the same time, opportunities for remote work vary widely across demographic groups and the state's regions.

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Is the American Dream in California Dying?

By Dean Bonner

Majorities of Californians—61%—believe that the American Dream is harder to achieve here than elsewhere. Support for policies that could improve economic well-being in the state is widespread.

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Video: Californians and Their Economic Well-Being

By Mary Severance

Researchers Dean Bonner and Deja Thomas discuss key findings from the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, which examines Californians’ views on their own financial situation, the state’s economic outlook, and other topics.

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Soft Landing? What the Latest Data Says about California’s Economy

By Jenny Duan, Sarah Bohn

New jobs data suggests that taming inflation has not hurt the state's labor market much. While unemployment in California has increased slowly since a low in August 2022, the state's labor market still shows many markers of strength.

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