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Housing Costs Have Californians Considering an Interstate Move

By Dean Bonner

More than four in ten Californians say that housing costs have made them seriously consider moving, and an overwhelming majority of this group say they would leave the state. The share of Californians considering a move out of the state has about doubled across all income and education groups since 2004.

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Shifting Gender Employment Patterns and California’s Care Sector

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Vicki Hsieh

Women in California are now employed at higher rates than prior to the pandemic, while employment among men has yet to recover. What do these trends – and employment patterns in the care sector—say about the shifting balance of work and caregiving as the pandemic recedes?

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How Is Remote Work Affecting Worker Preferences and the Economy?

By Dean Bonner, Sarah Bohn

More than one-third of employed Californians say they work from home either all the time or sometimes. But the ability to work remotely varies across industries, occupations, and regions, with significant implications for job-seeking patterns and economic opportunity.

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A Regional Look at the Availability of Well-Paying Jobs after COVID

By Rachel Lawler, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Sarah Bohn

The nature of job loss and recovery during the pandemic varies across California’s regions. And these differences are reflected in residents’ views on employment opportunities in their part of the state.

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Video: Californians and Their Economic Well-Being

By Vicki Hsieh

Researchers Dean Bonner and Rachel Lawler discuss key findings from the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, which examines views on the California economy, rising consumer prices, the availability of well-paying jobs, and other issues.

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Inflation Squeezes Californians’ Budgets, despite Wage Growth

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Wages have risen steadily in California since the beginning of 2020 amid a historically tight labor market. But after adjusting for inflation, average wages are down slightly compared to January 2020.

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Fewer California Adults and Far Fewer Children Are in Poverty in 2021

By Caroline Danielson, Patricia Malagon

New census data show that poverty in California declined among both adults and children last year. While economic downturns typically cause poverty to rise, pandemic relief measures drove a continued decline, especially among children.

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