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California’s LGBTQ+ Population

By Hans Johnson

The share of California adults who identify as LGBTQ+—nearly one in ten—is greater than that in any other highly populated state. California's LGBTQ+ community includes a range of identities and reflects our state's considerable racial and ethnic diversity.

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Who Works from Home?

By Hans Johnson, Sarah Bohn, Eric McGhee

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in remote work. We examine the demographics of remote work in California and how it varies by education, income, age, and race/ethnicity.

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California’s Multilingual Population Is Driving TK–12 Enrollment Declines

By Laura Hill, Julien Lafortune

Amid ongoing overall enrollment declines in California's public school system, the trend for students who speak a language other than English at home is diverging from that for other students. This has significant implications for the funding and programs available to support English Learners.

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Remote Work Is Reshaping the California Labor Market

By Sarah Bohn, Hans Johnson, Eric McGhee

Remote and hybrid work arrangements are five times more common today than before the pandemic. We examine what this could mean for labor force participation, overall employment growth, and other key facets of California's economy.

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Inflation Has Affected Family Spending

By Sarah Bohn, Jenny Duan

What has stubbornly high inflation meant for California families? Although wage gains have partly offset the impact of higher prices, Californians—especially lower-income households—are confronting higher spending levels for food, transportation, and other necessities.

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