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Is College Worth It?

By Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Cesar Alesi Perez, Vicki Hsieh, Hans Johnson

in 7 days ... During the worst of the COVID-19 recession, the unemployment rate for those with no college experience was 18 percent, compared to 10 ...

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Poverty in California

By Caroline Danielson, Patricia Malagon, Sarah Bohn

Oct 26, 2022 ... Poverty rates fell during the pandemic—especially for children—but a considerable share of Californians still live near or under the poverty ...


Making Sense of California’s Economy

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune, Vicki Hsieh

After the initial shock of job losses, Californians are back to work and unemployment is low. But continued inflation, interest rate hikes, and a volatile ...


Employment Patterns for CalFresh Adults

By Tess Thorman, Caroline Danielson

We first describe employment and unemployment among adults newly participating in CalFresh ... The overall high rate of recorded earnings is not surprising, ...

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Ukrainian Immigrants in California

By Hans Johnson

Mar 10, 2022 ... Unemployment rates are lower (4.6% versus 6.1% over the 2016-2020 time period). Most speak either Russian (58%) or Ukrainian (28%) at home, but ...

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Job Openings Are Harder to Fill in the COVID Recovery

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Mar 4, 2022 ... Rising job openings, falling unemployment, and a smaller workforce ... much higher than the average rate from both 2019 and 2020 (4.4%).