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Californians See a Widening Economic Divide

By Dean Bonner

According to the most recent PPIC Statewide Survey, a record-high share of Californians say that the gap between the rich and the poor is getting larger.

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Mixed Signals in California’s Labor Market Recovery

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

California’s jobs recovery slowed substantially in September. At the same time, historically high levels of turnover—sometimes called the “Great Resignation”—along with high levels of job openings and wage growth complicate the picture of the state’s economic recovery.

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College and Major Can Matter A Lot for Starting Wages

By Jacob Jackson, Hans Johnson

Students’ future income can vary widely by the college they attend and their field of study, with people in nursing and computer science fields typically among the highest earners.

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California’s Dual Jobs Challenges

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

An analysis of the latest jobs report for California shows how the state is faring on two key labor market challenges: increasing employment among the unemployed and bringing back those who left the labor force.

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