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Video: California’s Care Workforce

By Mary Severance

PPIC researchers Daniel Payares-Montoya and Shannon McConville discuss a new report on the care workforce—which provides essential services to children, older residents, and people with disabilities—and talk with state policymakers about the challenges of meeting future demand.

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Each California Region Tells a Different Job Story

By Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Sarah Bohn

While California's job market held steady in March, the state's job picture is weaker than that of the nation as a whole. Annual job growth varies across different parts of the state, with major metro areas inland generally outpacing those on the coast.

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Why Have US and California Jobs Numbers Diverged?

By Sarah Bohn, Jenny Duan, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

Though unemployment statewide remains low by historical standards, California's recent job growth has been notably slower than growth in the nation as whole. A look at the state's major employment sectors helps explain why.

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Video: Labor Force Participation in California

By Chansonette Buck

California faces a shrinking labor force, largely due to an aging population. PPIC researchers Julien Lafortune, Hans Johnson, and Marisol Cuellar Mejia discuss their new report on the implications of—and potential solutions to—this economic challenge.

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California’s Economy—Past, Present, and Future

By Sarah Bohn

As part on an ongoing series celebrating PPIC's 30th anniversary, Sarah Bohn—who directs the new PPIC Economic Policy Center—reflects on key trends and transformations in the state's economy over the last three decades.

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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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